Liverpool’s Salah tests positive for coronavirus

Injured Mohamed Salah and Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool playmaker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for the coronavirus while with the Egyptian national team, the country’s football association said on Friday.

Coronavirus tests conducted at the team have proven positive for Salah, although he does not display any symptoms for the virus, EFA said on its Twitter account.

The other players of the team have tested negative for the virus, the Egyptian FA added.

Salah is now self-isolating and will be “subject to more checks in the coming hours,” authorities said.

The 28-year-old striker is currently in Egypt originally to participate in the national squad’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Togo scheduled for Saturday.

Earlier this week, Egyptian media showed Salah attending his brother’s wedding party.

Salah is also the fourth Liverpool first-team player to test positive for coronavirus this season, following Thiago in September and then Sadio Mane and Xherdan Shaqiri in October.