There has been a dramatic announcement from the Premier League this morning, that, in light of the current risk to public health, both Liverpool and Manchester United will undergo an unexpected 'kit change', and will play their remaining fixtures this season wearing face masks and surgical gowns.
The news comes after four more people tested positive for the Coronavirus yesterday.
United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said:
"Yes, we're gowning-up. It's just a precaution. We know the new kit might present some problems with the players ability to move, run, and even breathe, but, looking at our season as a whole, we don't think it will make too much difference."
Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, concurred. He said:
"I concur. It's all about protection for us, at this stage. We have to protect our precious 22-point lead, and this is the best way to do it."
Liverpool face Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday, whilst United travel to Stamford Bridge to play Chelsea on Monday.
Players of both teams spent yesterday getting used to wearing the medical garb on their respective training grounds.
Both goalkeepers are also being encouraged to wear rubber gloves.