Liverpool issued a statement saying he has "tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines."
Beijing's Qi Yu stepped up by contributing a game-high 19 points, including seven in the opening period.
Attracting around 300 swimmers, the 2020 championships are being held from September 26 to October 2 in Qingdao.
The Championship League has been expanded to a full World Snooker Tour ranking event this season, featuring 128 players in three stages over 21 days.
Head coach Li Tie and his team will assemble for a five-day training camp in Shanghai starting from October 4. Star striker Wu Lei, who plays for Espanol in Spain, will not participate in the camp.
In advance of Wednesday's encounter, the 2012 German champion seems to carry a more massive load on its shoulders.
GWM's move to set up its production base in Thailand kicked off in February this year when the company started negotiations with GM to acquire, under a signed binding term sheet, GM Thailand and GM Powertrain Thailand legal entities, which include the Rayong vehicle assembly and powertrain facilities.
Rookie Zheng Muyan, 18, defeated Olympic champion Ye Shiwen in the women's 200m breaststroke to take the title. However, Yu Jingyao was absent from that final, as she failed to make the top eight in a selection of physical tests held from September 22 to 23 - a new requirement to qualify for the championships.
The club is said to be in debt to the tune of nearly 200 million euros.
Ji Xinjie from Shandong secured the gold in the men's 400m freestyle in 3:48.87, with Hubei's Zhang Ziyang and Ji's teammate Hu Jia rounding out the top three.
Last season's WCBA league saw an earlier conclusion than originally scheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Thursday's first round matches ended a nine-month WCBA drought.