Bad news for Liverpool fans because the test results of one of the team’s mainstay stars, Mohamed Salah, showed that the Egyptian national team player is still infected with the Corona Virus.
Please note, Mohamed Salah was previously known to have contracted Covid-19 since November 13. At that time, he carried out a routine test conducted by the Egyptian Football Association ahead of the African Cup Qualification match against Togo.
Unfortunately, the test results at that time showed that Salah was infected with the Corona virus. Likewise with the second result so that the player was forced to miss the match.
On Wednesday (18/11), the Third Test was carried out again by the EFA (Egyptian Football Association). When announcing the results on the same day, they confirmed that Liverpool’s mainstay winger was still positive for Covid-19.
“Today, Mohamed Salah, star of the national team and English club Liverpool, made a new swab to detect the Covid-19 virus, but the results were positive.” This is the official statement from the EFA.
Of course this is bad news for Liverpool, because Jurgen Klopp’s team has lost some of their previous important players such as Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomes who are seriously injured.
Uniquely, Arsenal was also affected, where one of their players who was also a member of the Egyptian national team, Mohamed Elneny, was also infected with this virus.
This test also ensures that Mohamed Salah will be absent when Liverpool play against Leicester City later. There is also a possibility that Salah was also absent when the Reds played in the Champions League against Atalanta.
This is due to the self-quarantine process that Salah still has to do when he returns to England. The self-quarantine will take up to 10 days, even if the results are negative.
Apart from Mohamed Salah, Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Liverpool also lost three other players who are injured, they are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Andrew Robertson.
Obviously this is a crushing blow for Jurgen Klopp’s men, especially now that they are only two points adrift of the top standings, Leicester City.