Friday, 13 November 2020 18:16

 

By Lehlohonolo Lehana.

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.

The Egyptian Football Federation said on Friday that Salah, 28, returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms.

"The PCR test conducted on our national football team showed that Mohamed Salah tested positive for coronavirus although he does not suffer from any symptoms, while the other members of the team tested negative,"the EFA said.

"Salah has undergone the medical protocol and he is subject to more tests during the upcoming hours."

Salah had just attended his brother’s wedding on Tuesday during the international break, where his Egyptian compatriot and Aston Villa winger, Mahmoud Trezeguet, was also present, putting him at risk as well.

The former Roma man is now set to miss out on Egypt’s upcoming clashes against Togo in the 2021 AFCON qualifiers.

They added that the other members of the team had tested negative.

Egypt host Togo in Africa Cup of Nations qualifying on Saturday, followed by the reverse fixture in Togo on Tuesday.

Salah will now self-isolate and could miss Liverpool's next two matches.

The Reds host Leicester in the Premier League on Saturday, 21 November, followed by a Champions League tie against Atalanta at Anfield on Wednesday, 25 November.

Salah has started all eight of Liverpool's Premier League games this season, scoring eight goals.