Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19.

The Egyptian is on international duty where he was due to play against Togo in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday evening in Cairo, before the reverse fixture on Tuesday.

But he will now self-isolate following his positive test. The Egyptian FA confirmed Salah is not suffering from any symptoms.

They said in a statement: “The medical survey conducted on our first national football team mission showed that our international player Mohamed Salah [of]Β LiverpoolΒ was infected with the coronavirus after his survey came back positive.

“Although he is not suffering from any symptoms, the rest of the team tested negative.

Salah has tested positive for Covid-19

“Our international star was subjected to the medical protocol after the coordination of the national team doctor, Dr. Mohamed Abu Alala, with his English club Liverpool.

“In addition to isolating him inside his room and also isolating all those involved, our star is undergoing more tests in the next few hours.”

Salah’s positive test comes just days after he attended the wedding of his brother Nasr held in the country’s capital of Cairo.

Mahmoud Trezeguet, who plays for Aston Villa, was also in attendance, but his test came back negative.

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It’s been an extremely interesting start to the season for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

They got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds, before going on to conceded seven in a hammering by Aston Villa.

Virgil van Dijk’s season was ended by injury in the 2-2 draw at Everton, leaving the title favourites looking far less secure at the back – especially with Alisson’s injury worries too.

But there’s no slowing down in what is going to be a busy campaign – with Klopp ensuring his men continue at full pace as they bid for more title glory.

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Salah scored from the penalty spot as the Reds drew 1-1 with Manchester City at the weekend, a result which left them third in the Premier League.

Liverpool will host table-topping Leicester next weekend, before taking on Italian side Atalanta in the Champions League at Anfield.

But Salah is now likely to miss both those matches following his positive test.

The 28-year-old has started the season in lightning-quick form for Liverpool, already scoring eight goals in eight Premier League matches.

He has 10 strikes in 13 games in all competitions in total having helped fire Liverpool to a first top-flight title for 30 years last term.


Source: All Football

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