Salah set to miss Leicester game after positive test in Egypt


If he returned a positive test on Friday, Salah could miss Liverpool's next two matches. The Brazilian, of the septet, is most likely to be ready to face Leicester.

"The coronavirus test taken by our national team has shown that our worldwide player Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, has been infected with coronavirus after receiving a positive test result, although he is not suffering from any symptoms", the statement read. "While the other members of the team were negative", a statement from the Egyptian FA read.

However, the Federation later deleted the tweet and a statement confirming Salah's positive test on their website.

The 28-year-old has been on worldwide duty with Egypt, following an excellent start to the season for Liverpool.

If he has tested positive, Salah will miss both of Egypt's matches against Togo, as they attempt to secure qualification for the African Cup of Nations.

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Salah had attended his brother Nasr's wedding in the town of Nagrig and photographs show him dancing with a mask pushed onto his chin at one point.

The 28-year-old may now be absent for his club's home games with Leicester, on November 21, and Atalanta, four days later.

The Egyptian has been in stunning form in front of goal for Liverpool this season, and is the joint-leading scorer in the Premier League with eight strikes so far.

In this global break, Klopp has already seen defender Joe Gomez suffer a serious knee injury in England training, forcing him to undergo surgery and place him on the sidelines for some time.

Virgil Van Dijk has suffered a long-term knee injury while Fabinho is also sidelined.