Liverpool's Salah produces second COVID-19 positive with Egypt

Liverpool's Salah produces second COVID-19 positive with Egypt

The Premier League champions welcome Leicester City to Anfield on Sunday evening.

Elneny played in the first of their two Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo before his positive test.

Egyptian FA, at the time, had said that the Liverpool forward is asymptomatic.

Indeed, they removed an initial statement that confirmed the positive result for Salah before releasing another update soon after that explained a second swab had also returned a Covid-19 positive.

Jurgen Klopp's side face Atalanta in the Champions League three days after their fixture with the Foxes before then travelling to the Amex Stadium to face Brighton on November 28.

It has also been confirmed that Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny will continue to self-isolate in Cairo after he tested positive for Covid-19 once again, with dozens of players around the world in a similar position after this ill-conceived global break was give the green light to go ahead. Klopp will be hoping the remainder of the global window provides no more bad news.

'Salah is currently in El-Gouna to complete his quarantine and he will conduct another PCR test on Thursday, and I expect that his result will be negative because until now, the player hasn't shown any symptoms, ' he said.

He wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: 'I'd like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes.

The league said the individuals who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus would now self-isolate for 10 days.

Earlier on Monday, the Premier League announced that 16 players and staff had tested positive last week, the highest number of cases in a single round this season.

There have been more than 1.3 million Covid-19 infections and over 51,000 deaths in the United Kingdom, according to a Reuters tally.

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