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Aston Villa training canceled due to new Covid-19 cases

Thu 07 January 2021 | 18:10

Only a day before their important FA Cup clash against Liverpool, Aston Villa's training session called off.

The Covid-19 outbreak continues among the Premier League clubs as

Aston Villa

is the new victim of the virus. Dean Smith’s side had to cancel today’s training session, only a day before their FA Cup clash against

Liverpool

.

The decision was made after it was revealed that a couple of players and coaching staff of the team were tested positive for the coronavirus. A statement posted on the club’s official website read:

“Aston Villa can confirm that the club has closed its Bodymoor Heath training ground after a significant coronavirus outbreak.

“A large number of first-team players and staff returned positive tests after being routinely tested on Monday and immediately went into isolation. A second round of testing was carried out immediately and produced more positive results today.

“First team training ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup match with Liverpool was cancelled.

“Discussions are ongoing between medical representatives of the club, the Football Association and the Premier League.”

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