Liverpool soccer star Mohamed Salah assessments constructive for COVID-19

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Egyptian FA says Salah doesn’t have signs and can endure additional checks within the coming hours.

Liverpool ahead Mohamed Salah has examined constructive for the coronavirus on the eve of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier towards Togo, based on the Egyptian Soccer Affiliation.

“The medical swab performed on the mission of our first nationwide soccer staff confirmed that our worldwide participant, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was contaminated with the Coronavirus, after his take a look at got here again constructive,” the federation mentioned on Friday in a press release on its Fb web page.

“The participant doesn’t endure from any signs. The opposite members of the staff examined adverse. Salah underwent the medical protocol after the staff’s physician coordinated along with his English membership. Along with his isolation inside his room and in addition isolating all his contacts.”

The federation mentioned he’ll endure additional checks within the coming hours.

Salah’s constructive take a look at is one other blow for Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp, who’s already dealing with an damage disaster with the lack of centre-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, probably for the rest of the season.

Added to that the absence of the versatile Fabinho and proper again Trent Alexander-Arnold to much less extreme accidents, and Klopp’s choices are shrinking for the go to of Premier League leaders Leicester Metropolis to Anfield subsequent weekend.

He’ll possible begin up entrance with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and in-form new signing Diogo Jota, who has scored seven objectives in 11 appearances in all competitions since his arrival from Wolverhampton Wanderers in September.

However the lack of Salah, who’s joint main scorer within the league this season with eight objectives, eats additional into Liverpool’s squad depth that’s being examined to the restrict.

Klopp might be hoping the rest of the worldwide window gives no extra unhealthy information.