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🚨 The EFL has no plans to investigate the case of Liverpool's recent Covid outbreak, which led to the postponement of their Carabao Cup semi-final against Arsenal, despite Jurgen Klopp revealing that all but one of their cases was a "false positive". According to a report in The Athletic, some of the EFL's clubs have complained about the decision. They want an investigation into when Liverpool discovered the information and whether the first leg at the Emirates Stadium, scheduled for January 6, could have gone ahead. The clubs are reportedly aggrieved that the EFL has turned down their own requests for postponements due to Covid outbreaks. But the EFL is satisfied that Liverpool had legitimate grounds for a delay at the time of their appeal and provided all the necessary evidence, so it will resist any calls to examine the circumstances of the outbreak.  Klopp after FA Cup win a few days after postponement: "We had last week a proper outbreak, and it showed up that we had a lot of false positives but the rules are like they are so all these players who are false positives couldn’t play. The only real positive came from Trent Alexander-Arnold and all the rest were false positives." According to an analysis by NHS Test and Trace, LFD tests to have an estimated specificity of at least 99.97 per cent, meaning that for every 10,000 tests carried out, there are likely to be fewer than three false positives. (Dan Kilpatrick, Evening Standard)

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