Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Coronavirus, the Egyptian Football Association has confirmed.
Salah is now expected to miss out against Leicester City after the international break, and he might be ruled out for the Champions League game against Atalanta as well.
The statement from the Egyptian Football Association has confirmed that Salah is in good spirits and in isolation right now. The Liverpool forward is also showing no symptoms.
The news will come as a major blow to Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool who are already going through an injury crisis right now.
Virgil van Dijk has been ruled out for the season with a knee injury, and recently Joe Gomez was sidelined for several months as well.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is expected to be out for a few weeks, and the likes of Alex-Oxlade Chamberlain are out injured as well.
It will be interesting to see how Liverpool set up against Leicester City without these key players.
The likes of Thiago and Fabinho are expected to return from their respective injuries, and that will be a much-needed boost for the rates.
“A second swab was carried out by Mohamed Salah, the national team and Liverpool star, and the result showed a positive case of the big star infected with the coronavirus,” an EFA statement said.
“The first swab came out positive, but the Egyptian Football Federation decided to do a second swab to confirm the result, as the big star’s case received great attention from the federation at all levels.
“The star of Egypt is in high spirits and has no symptoms, while an isolation room and another room are equipped to be followed up medically, as the team doctor Dr Mohamed Abu Alala communicates with Dr Kim Moxen, the head of Liverpool’s medical staff, for follow-up and coordination.”