The Reds forward has been on international duty with his country, but will now have to self isolate after confirmation he has coronavirus
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) has announced.
Salah is currently on international duty but will now have to enter self-isolation.
A statement on the EFA website said: “The medical swab conducted on our national football team showed that our player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, is infected with coronavirus after his test came positive, although he does not suffer from any symptoms, while the other members of the team tested negative “Our international star underwent the medical protocol after contact between the doctor of the team. Mohammed Abu Al-Ola, and his English club Liverpool, in addition to isolating him inside his room and also isolating all contacts.
“Our star is subject to more checks during the coming hours.”The news is a fresh blow for Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who has already lost central defender Joe Gomez during this international break. The England defender was injured during a training session and had to undergo surgery on his knee, he now faces months out.
Virgil van Dijk, Fabinho and Trent Alexander-Arnold are also long-term absentees with injury for the Premier League champions.
The only silver lining for Liverpool is the case of Xherdan Shaqiri. He posted a false positive when initially being diagnosed with coronavirus while on international duty with Switzerland last month and did not have to miss any games after passing the second round of testing.