Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah tests positive for COVID-19
Liverpool’s star striker Mohamed Salah tested positive for the novel coronavirus on the eve of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo, the Egyptian Football Association said.
“The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was infected with the Coronavirus, after his test came back positive,” the federation said in a statement on its Facebook page.
“The player does not suffer from any symptoms. The other members of the team tested negative. Salah underwent the medical protocol after the team’s doctor coordinated with his English club. In addition to his isolation inside his room and also isolating all his contacts.” The federation stated that Salah will undergo further checks.
Salah’s positive test is another blow for Liverpool coach Juergen Klopp, who is already facing a defensive problems with the loss of centre backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, potentially for the remainder of the season. The striker has been in sublime form for Liverpool this season, netting eight goals in as many Premier League games and 10 strikes in 13 matches in all competitions.