Crazy Ball – Ignoring health protocols while attending his younger brother's wedding in Egypt, Mohamed Salah caused Juergen Klopp's headaches for Liverpool's Premier League match next weekend, adding to the length of his list of players who will be absent.
After center-back Joe Gomez suffered a severe knee injury during a training session with the England national team, which ruled him out until the end of the 2020/2021 season, Mohamed Salah later tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday.
The Egyptian striker has undergone a second swab test and is still positive, which means he will miss Liverpool's next Premier League match against Leicester City on Monday (23/11).
The Reds forward has received his first positive result while on international duty with Egypt, having previously attended an invitation to his sister's wedding. The 28-year-old player was caught on camera dancing in the middle of a party without wearing a mask on his face.
Nevertheless, a positive result means he has to comply with UK government health protocol regulations, which state he must undergo isolation for at least 10 days after the first results, which came on Friday 13 November.
This will keep him out of the Premier League clash against Leicester at the weekend and put Salah in doubt for the Champions League tie against Atalanta on November 25 as he will not be training adequately with the other players.
The Egyptian Football Association statement reads, “Egyptian national team player and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has undergone a second test and the results have confirmed that he is still positive for Covid-19. After the results of the first swab test came back positive, the Egyptian FA decided to carry out a second test to confirm the results. “
“Salah remains in high spirits and doesn't show any symptoms of the virus. He has been isolated and the national team doctor is currently in contact with Dr Jim Moxon, Liverpool FC chief medical staff, regarding this matter. “
Source: Two tests Mo Salah is still positive, absent Liverpool against Leicester
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