Southampton fear Ings was contagious vs Liverpool after positive Covid test

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Southampton fear Danny Ings was contagious against Liverpool having tested positive for Covid-19.

Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed on Thursday that although Ings returned the test after their win over Jurgen Klopp's men on Monday, the dates mean that he could have been carrying the virus.

Hasenhuttl said: "He is in self-isolation. He may have been contagious against Liverpool.

"We have had no other positives since."

Ings scored the only goal of the game to hand defeat to his former side, who are due to take on Manchester United in a top of the table clash on Sunday at Anfield.

The Reds will take some solace in the fact that no other Southampton player has returned a postive test, which could have left their own players in serious risk.

While the 28-year-old will now miss their trip to take on Leicester City this weekend, the game will go ahead as planned as it stands.

Klopp said of the current situation that faces the Premier League earlier this month:" I am not a specialist, but we all try to do our best to keep the competition going.

"I think it works well.

"It is understandable [to have concerns], but we try to do everything to keep the boys as safe as possible and I think the competition can go on.

"It is important, as well. People want to watch it and, in this case, we are not part of society because usually we isolate, we go to the training ground and stuff like that, so I think we really can carry on.”

The update comes after Aston Villa's home match against Everton, which was scheduled for Saturday, was postponed by the Premier League board.

The official statement reads: “Aston Villa's home match against Everton, scheduled to be played on Sunday 17 January at 12:00 GMT, has been postponed by the Premier League Board.

“Following the rescheduling of Villa's fixture against Tottenham Hotspur, which was due to be played last night, a significant number of players and staff remain in isolation.

“As a result, the Premier League Board has agreed to Aston Villa's request to postpone their match on Sunday.”

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