Matches Mo Salah could miss after testing positive for COVID-19

Matches Mo Salah could miss after testing positive for COVID-19

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah tested positive for Coronavirus on Friday while on international duty with national team Egypt. 

It is yet again another blow for Liverpool who are fighting to retain the Premier League title and the champions are already without Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez who are out injured. 

"The medical swab conducted... showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was infected with the coronavirus after his test came positive. Although he does not suffer from any symptoms. While the other members of the team were negative," a statement from the Egyptian FA read. 

Salah is subject to the government's self-isolation rules after reports emerged that he returned a second positive result. 

The forward is set to miss Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo this Saturday as well as Tuesday. 


The government's Covid rules state that anyone who has tested positive must self-isolate for 10 days from when the test has been taken if they do not have symptoms.

Liverpool's games

Should the develop symptoms he could miss the clash against Leicester City on November 22. The Reds then face Atalanta on November 25 before traveling to Brighton on November 28 - if Salah does not develop symptoms, then he will be clear to participate in these matches.

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