Liverpool forward tests positive for coronavirus

Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.

Mohamed Salah

The Egyptian Football Federation said on Friday that Salah, 28,

returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms.

They added that the other members of the team had tested negative.

Liverpool players

Egypt host Togo in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday,

followed by the reverse fixture in Togo on Tuesday.

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However,

Salah will now self-isolate and could miss Liverpool’s next two matches.

The Reds host Leicester in the Premier League on Sunday, 22 November,

followed by a Champions League tie against Atalanta at Anfield on Wednesday, 25 November.

Salah has started all eight of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season, scoring eight goals.

salah

Egyptian FA said on Twitter Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus;

Liverpool forward not suffering from any symptoms and other members of the Egypt team negative;

Liverpool’s next game is at home to Leicester on November 21

The governing body added the rest of the Egypt team were negative for coronavirus,

while Salah is now self-isolating and will be

“subject to more checks in the coming hours”

Egypt host Togo on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier before playing the reverse fixture on Tuesday.

The Government website states: “If you do not have symptoms but have tested positive for COVID-19, stay at home and self-isolate for 10 days from the day the test was taken.”

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