Liverpool forward Salah returns second positive coronavirus test

Tanya Simon
November 20, 2020

Former Egyptian global Mido has slammed Mo Salah for attending his brother's wedding, days before the Liverpool forward returned a positive test for Covid-19.

Salah had "a new swab to detect the COVID-19 virus, its result was positive".

And despite there being the potential for a false-positive outcome in the days since - whereby an initial positive test is then followed by a negative result - Salah has now tested positive for Covid-19 again, four days after the initial announcement.

As reported earlier, Salah tested positive during the global break and after a second test, he is certain to miss the clash against Leicester City.

He is likely to miss the Reds' next two games because of self-isolation rules.

"Congratulations to the Egypt national team, the coaching staff and the players".

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Scotland is implementing " Level Four " procedures to try to prevent a recent coronavirus spike from getting worse. Ms Sturgeon told MSPs this represented a "sombre and distressing milestone".

Luis Suarez's second positive result means there will be no reunion between the him and close friend Lionel Messi.

"Does anyone think that Salah made no mistake attending his brother's wedding with 800 to 900 people?" The Pharaohs beat Togo 1-0 in Cairo, and 3-1 on Tuesday in Togo's capital, Lome.

Salah's absence will be a huge blow for Liverpool who haven't had the ideal to the season.

It is another injury blow for Jurgen Klopp, who is already missing several players including star centre-backs Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez. Rhys Williams, who has deputised in central defence in recent weeks, has been forced to leave England Under-21 duty with a hip problem.

The 28-year-old initially tested positive last week, despite not displaying any symptoms.

Salah has started all eight of Liverpool's Premier League games this season, scoring eight goals. Arsenal will also be without Sead Kolasinac at Leeds after the Bosnia and Herzegovina Football Federation confirmed the defender had tested positive for Covid-19. Dortmund is a possible destination.

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