Salah set to miss Leicester game after positive test in Egypt

Salah set to miss Leicester game after positive test in Egypt

"The coronavirus test taken by our national team has shown that our global 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.

He attended his brother's wedding on Monday in Cairo where he was seen in pictures and video footage dancing in the ceremony while surrounded by the audience.

The mayor of Nagrig, Maher Shtiyah, told Egyptian media that the number of guests at the ceremony had been limited to between 60 and 70 people and only relatives attended. "Salah appeared only for five minutes and got the prize amid social distancing upon the request of Liverpool while all the precautionary measures were applied", the EFA president explained.

This absence will be particularly painful given Salah's brilliant start to the campaign, and we take a look at the Opta data behind the Egyptian's flying form.

Mohamed Salah tests positive for coronavirus, Egyptian Football Association says

The statement was later deleted and replaced with information that three players from Egypt had in fact tested positive for coronavirus - without naming Salah - as well as some members of Saturday's opposition Togo and second tests will be carried out before the clash.

On this theme, Jurgen Klopp has received more bad news on Friday, to add to the fitness issues already facing the Liverpool manager. Salah underwent the medical protocol after the team's doctor coordinated with his English club. He is not showing any symptoms of coronavirus.

Salah, 28, has been with the national team, The Pharaohs, ahead of the 2020 AFCON qualifying double header against Togo.

He could miss Liverpool's next two matches, depriving the champions of a player who has scored eight times in eight league Premier League games this season.

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