With the increase in the number of people who tested positive for covid 19 nowadays Liverpool Striker, Mohamed Salah also was infected with covid 19.
The Liverpool striker, Mohamed Salah has tested positive for COVID-19 on the eve of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo, the Egyptian Football Association announced Friday.
“The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was infected with the Coronavirus after his test came back positive,” the federation said in a statement on its Facebook page.
Other members tested negative
“The player does not suffer from any symptoms. The other members of the team tested negative. Salah underwent the medical protocol after the team’s doctor coordinated with his English club. In addition to his isolation inside his room and also isolating all his contacts.”
The announcement comes as Egypt prepares to tackle Togo at home on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier.
Salah observed medical protocols
Salah observed medical protocols agreed in consultations between doctors in Egypt and Liverpool, a coronavirus hotspot, and self-isolating in a Cairo hotel room.
The two-time African Footballer of the Year will undergo further tests in the coming hours, the federation said.
Salah has scored eight Premier League goals for Liverpool already this season.
Salah’s positive test is another blow for Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, who is already facing a defensive crisis with the loss of center-backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, potentially for the remainder of the season.
If he is sidelined, it would be a blow for Premier League champions Liverpool, deprived of Senegal international forward Sadio Mane earlier in the season when he too tested positive for coronavirus, although he has since returned to the team.
Added to that, the absence of the versatile Fabinho and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold to less severe injuries, and Klopp’s options are shrinking for the visit of Premier League leaders Leicester City to Anfield next weekend.
The club says Gomez is likely to be sidelined for months.
And the Reds are counting the cost of being deprived of crucial central defender Virgil van Dijk for what is expected to be most of the season after he tore knee ligaments in a clash with Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford last month.