Mohamed Salah: English FA confirm Liverpool forward has tested positive for dreaded COVID-19

Mohamed Salah: English FA confirm Liverpool forward has tested positive for dreaded COVID-19

- Mohamed Salah had returned to Egypt during the international break

- The Liverpool forward has tested positive for coronavirus

- English FA has confirmed his status after he returned to his base

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The English Football Association has confirmed that Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah who initially went on international break has tested positive for coronavirus.

Salah’s development is a huge blow to the entire Liverpool squad that is already depleted following a number of injury cases that have plagued the club recently.

Confirming Salah’s coronavirus case, the English FA announced that the 28-year-old produced a positive result upon return to England.

He had returned home to Egypt ahead of the AFCON qualifiers and upon tests following his arrival in Cairo, Egyptian authorities confirmed that the player is carrying the virus.

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The Liverpool forward immediately left the national team and returned to his base and upon his arrival, he was tested again and the result was positive.

The EFA said Salah is now isolating, and that he would be “subject to more checks in the coming hours”.

The player has been in dazzling form so far this season scoring 10 goals in 13 appearances so far.

It was gathered that he had attended parties, including a family wedding while in Egypt - as a footage showed him dancing with guests on more than an occasion and they were not wearing a mask.

Mohamed Salah: English FA confirm Liverpool forward has tested positive for dreaded COVID-19

Mohamed Salah is currently isolating having tested posotive for coronavirus. Photo: Visionhaus
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It was however gathered that the former Chelsea star is asymptomatic as he has only developed mild symptoms.

He will be self-isolating and could return for Liverpool’s next game as the Reds will only return to action on November 22 when they take on Leicester City.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Dayot Upamecano has become a toast of several clubs as Liverpool have now joined Manchester United in the race to sign the RB Leipzig defender.

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It was gathered that Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has now identified the player as a major target ahead of the January transfer window.

A wave of injury problems have plunged the Reds into major crisis and with the recent serious case of Joe Gomez while on international duty with England, Klopp is left with no choice than to haunt for another defender.

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