Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19 in latest Liverpool nightmare

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Liverpool’s woes are continuing with star forward Mohamed Salah having tested positive for Covid-19.

Jurgen Klopp was already left cursing following long-term injuries to defensive duo Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez.

Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been ruled out for up to four weeks with a calf injury while Salah is now set to miss games.

The Egyptian FA confirmed the forward tested positive for coronavirus during the international break.

Salah does not have any symptoms with the rest of the Egyptian team having tested negative for the virus.

The former Chelsea and Roma star will now have to self-isolate and could miss Liverpool’s next clash with Leicester next Saturday.

A statement from the Egyptian FA reads: "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."

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Egypt are due to host Togo in Africa Cup of Nations qualification on Saturday before the reverse fixture on Tuesday.

Salah would have been a near on certainty to play those fixture and it remains unclear as to what happens next.

Klopp will be hoping to have Salah available again as soon as possible given the current issues in the Reds squad.

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Gomez suffered an injury while on England duty this week, undergoing surgery which means he is now in a battle to play again this season.

Liverpool are reigning Premier League champions though sit one point behind leaders Leicester after eight games.

The Reds have won five matches so far and drew their most recent clash 1-1 with title rivals Manchester City.

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