Salah tests positive for Covid-19

Liverpool forward Mo Salah tests positive for Covid19 during international break. Photo: Reuters

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19, confirms Egyptain FA.

The Egyptian international joined his national team for their fixtures during the international break after club football halted for two weeks.

Liverpool, who are already suffering with absenteeism of key players due to injury, Salah’s Covid case appears a huge blow for the English Champions.

Their defender and arguably the most important figure on the pitch, Virgil van Dijk has been ruled out for the season in a knee injury he suffered against long-lasting rival, Everton.

The Liverpool team has lost another defender, Joe Gomez and fullback Trent-Alexander Arnold along with midfielder Thiago Alcantara due to injury.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will face league leaders, Leicester next Saturday. Leicester who are currently on the top of the table moved ahead of Liverpool with their drew to Manchester City.