Liverpool’s Salah tests positive for virus again

Agence France-Presse

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STILL SIDELINED. Mohamed Salah has scored 8 league goals for Liverpool this season.

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah could miss the Premier League champions' next two matches

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has returned a second positive test for coronavirus while on international duty, the Egyptian Football Association said Wednesday, November 18.

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

Arsenal player Mohamed Elneny was also retested and his result was also positive, the FA said.

Without Salah, Egypt beat Togo, 3-1, in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier on Tuesday and top their group.

Salah wrote on Twitter on Tuesday: “I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes. I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon.”

The forward, who has scored 8 league goals for Liverpool this season, could miss the Premier League champions’ next two matches.

They host Leicester in the league on Sunday before playing Italian side Atalanta in a Champions League tie at Anfield on November 25.  –

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