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Mohamed Salah: Covid-19 brings the fresh new blow to the Liverpool squad

Mohamed Salah covid-19 victim

The blows just keep on coming for Liverpool as their star forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus, as confirmed by the Egyptian Football Association. This might prove to be costly for Jurgen Klopp’s squad as they already have lost Joe Gomez and Virgil due to knee injuries, as they face Leicester on the 22nd of this month. Also, as Salah will have to undergo the protocols before returning to play, he is going to miss the Champions League game against Atlanta as well, set to take place on the 25th. It’s a major setback for Liverpool really, because Salah, for Liverpool in this season, has been in fantastic form so far, as he scored 10 goals in total in his 13 appearances. He scored eight goals in all eight of Liverpool’s Premier League game this season. With him missing the next game, Liverpool is now set to play without seven of their first-team players against Leicester.

The announcement came from the Egyptian Football Association this Friday, that Mohamed Salah, along with two other footballers, have been tested positive for the coronavirus. According to them, the medical swab that was taken from the Liverpool forward came back positive but Salah is currently asymptomatic, meaning he is not suffering any COVID-19 symptoms. They further added that the 28 years old forward is currently under isolation and will be checked further in the coming hours.

Now, this may come as no surprise because Salah had quite a busy social life this last week, while he attended his brother’s wedding as well as a dinner party hosted by the Egyptian Football Association for him. While the latter one might not seem so alarming, the first one was, because as seen on the videos posted on social media, Salah let go of the social distancing protocol at the wedding. He was seen dancing in a circle while there were few dozen people around him, a dangerous act indeed, especially since on average 200 new cases of COVID-19 are recorded each day in Egypt every day. However, the good news for the forward is that he would return soon if he doesn’t develop any serious symptoms.

Tomorrow Egypt will host Togo for the qualifications of the Africa Cup of Nations and Hossam El Badry sure is going to miss Mohamed Salah, his star forward. As of now, we don’t know the names of the two other players who have been tested positive.


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