Liverpool are not expected to face an EFL investigation regarding the false positive Covid-19 tests that led to the postponement of their Carabao Cup semi-final first leg against Arsenal.

Positive test results, which saw both Jurgen Klopp and assistant coach Pep Lijnders forced into isolation, led to the temporary closure of the Reds’ training ground last week. A request was made to the EFL to rearrange the Arsenal game, which was granted.

However, after facing Shrewsbury in the FA Cup over the weekend, Klopp confirmed that the majority of the suspected Covid-19 cases were ‘false positives’ – Trent Alexander-Arnold was the only individual whose positive test was later deemed to be accurate.

It is thought that one round of lateral flow testing and one round of confirmatory PCR testing produced the results. Yet a third round of testing then highlighted the problem.

Other clubs complained to the EFL, seeking clarification on when exactly Liverpool were aware of the false positives and whether the Arsenal tie could have gone ahead after all. Any evidence of the Reds being granted a postponement without just cause could have resulted in sanctions.

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