Piers Morgan demands answers from Southgate over alleged positive Covid-19 test

Piers Morgan has demanded answers from England boss Gareth Southgate over reports he tested positive for coronavirus last month.

The Sun claimed Southgate kept his diagnosis secret from his England players and battled the virus while self-isolating at home.

However, Morgan was angered by the news, revealing he had been in close contact with Southgate just days before his alleged test result on October 25.

The Good Morning Britain presenter wrote on Twitter : “Hmmmm… England manager Gareth Southgate reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 on Oct 25.

“I was chatting with him on Oct 22 at GQ Heroes event, with the magazine’s editors.

Southgate reportedly tested positive for Covid-19 days after an event

“He didn’t tell any of us he tested positive 3 days later. If dates are correct, that’s disgraceful.”

Neither Southgate nor The FA are yet to comment on the reports.

Southgate has since returned to work with his England side after first recording a negative test result on November 5, as per the reports.

He has returned further negative tests in the meantime and has been co-operating fully with The FA’s protocols while on duty with England this week.

Morgan added in a later Twitter post: “I have some questions for Gareth Southgate: 1) When exactly did you first became covid symptomatic?

“2) Was the test on Oct25 routine or because you had symptoms?

“3) Why did you not tell people you knew who you’d been with on Oct22 that you tested positive?”

Meanwhile Southgate has opened up on his discussion with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp after Reds defender Joe Gomez suffered a serious knee injury in the England camp.

“I had a long chat with Jurgen, we’re all worried about player welfare,” Southgate told ITV.

“To lose a player in the way we did – for us and Liverpool, but most importantly for the boy – was really tragic.

“I said to him, ‘There needs to be a look at the calendar’. We’ve got to try and lessen the load as much as we can for the players.”

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