Mohamed Salah is the latest in line for Liverpool, to test positive for coronavirus.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty for Egypt without showing any symptoms, the Egyptian Football Association announced on Friday.
Medical gauzes on the national team “showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, Liverpool star, was infected with the coronavirus”, it said in a tweet, adding he was “not suffering from any symptoms”. The announcement comes as Egypt prepare to tackle Togo at home on Saturday in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. The tweet said other members of the Egyptian national team tested negative.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has already lost defender Joe Gomez to a knee tendon injury he suffered while on England duty this week.
Salah was observing 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.