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Matches Mo Salah could miss after testing positive for COVID-19

Mohamed Salah was infected with the Corona virus just days after the Liverpool star attended the wedding of his brother Nasr in Egypt Egyptian Sports Minister: FA never veered from Liverpool agreement over Salah
Noah Ferguson | 15 November, 2020, 11:17

The tweet said other members of the Egyptian national team tested negative.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) on Friday announced that Salah has tested positive for coronavirus and added that the player is asymptomatic.

Their initial statement was deleted, though a further statement on Friday evening confirmed that a second swab from Salah had also come back positive.

The 28-year-old Liverpool striker has no symptoms after re-testing a positive smear while on worldwide duty Egyptian Football Association Has been confirmed.

He was wearing a mask that was pulled from the bottom of his nose and around his chin in several photos taken at the ceremony, which was also attended by his global colleague and Aston Villa star Mahmoud Trezeguet.

The 28-year-old has been in scintillating form over the opening weeks of the campaign and is the joint-leading scorer in the Premier League at present, Salah having scored eight goals in eight appearances in his pursuit of a third career Golden Boot.

"The medical test conducted on the arrival of our national football team showed that our worldwide player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was infected with coronavirus, after his test came back positive, although is not suffering from any symptoms".

The Egyptian star is in high spirits and has not shown any typical symptoms.

He is now set to miss Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match at home to Togo on Saturday and the reverse match on Tuesday.

"The laboratories of the Ministry of Health have indicated that three players from the Egyptian and Togo teams have tested positive before the match between the two teams tomorrow", the statement read.

Trent Alexander-Arnold is also set to miss the crucial game against Leicester, having suffered a hamstring injury in Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Manchester City before the global break that looks set to keep the right-back sidelined for up to a month.

The news comes a day after it was confirmed Reds defender Joe Gomez had undergone knee surgery following an injury suffered in England training.

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