In a separate statement, Premier League confirmed there had been one positive result in 1,197 players and club staff tested. The positive case has been confirmed in Spurs.

Tottenham Hotspurs confirmed one person from the club had tested positive for COVID-19. This is the only positive result in the latest round of testing ahead of the Premier League restart on 17th June.

The club, in a statement, reported the infected person was asymptomatic and would isolate for seven days, and “due to medical confidentiality, the individual’s name will not be disclosed”.

“We shall continue to strictly adhere to the premier League’s Return to training protocol, which ensures out Training Centre remains a safe and virus-free working environment”.

The Premier League in a statement published on its official website read, “The Premier League can today confirm that on Monday 1 June and Tuesday 2 June 1197 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, one has tested positive”.

“The individual who tested positive will now self-isolate for a period of seven days. The Premier League is providing this aggregated information for purposes of competition integrity and transparency”.

“No specific details as to clubs or individuals will be provided by the League and results will be made public after each round of testing”.

There have been five rounds of testing in the Premier League with a total of positive results now at 13 from 5,078 tests.

Nine rounds of fixtures are yet to be completed with Liverpool sitting 25 points clear at the top of the table and hoping to clinch the title in their next match back should they win and other results go their way.