Aston Villa confirms “significant” COVID outbreak ahead of Liverpool clash

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    Aston Villa has closed its training ground after a “significant coronavirus outbreak” ahead of their FA Cup clash with Liverpool.

    In a statement on the club’s website, it says a large number of first team players and staff tested positive after Monday’s routine testing.

    A second round of tests was carried out today and produced more cases leading Villa to cancel training ahead of the clash with the Reds.

    It says “discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the Club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”

    Tomorrow’s game is carded for 3:45pm T&T time.