Another Liverpool setback as Salah tests positive for coronavirus

The Liverpool forward has contracted the virus while back in Egypt

Salah encara solo y no falla: contra perfecta y golazo al Atalanta | MEDIAPRO

Dani Godoy

Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian Football Federation announced on Friday. 

Salah is currently back in his homeland for qualification matches for the African Cup of Nations. He has shown no systems and will take another test to confirm the positive result.

The Liverpool man will not be available for vital back-to-back qualifiers against Togo on Nov. 14 and Nov. 17. 

Egypt are currently third in their group of four, behind Cameroon and Kenya, and desperately need to pick up points against Togo. 

The top two in the group qualify for next year's African Cup of Nations.  

Salah is also likely to miss Liverpool's upcoming games against Leicester City and Atalanta in the Premier League and the Champions League respectively. 

It's a further blow for Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, who is already without three of his back four with Van Dijk, Alexander-Arnold and Gomez all injured. 

Liverpool are at least well covered in attack, with Jota in fine form since he signed from Wolves able to slot in alongside Sadio Mane, who's already had coronavirus, and Roberto Firmino. 

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