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Again, Salah tests positive for COVID-19

Again, Salah tests positive for COVID-19

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has again returned a positive test for coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.

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

On Wednesday, the Egyptian Football Association confirmed Salah had been tested again and the result was positive.

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

Liverpool host Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday and then Atalanta in a Champions League group match on 25 November.

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

Salah has started all eight of Liverpool’s Premier League games this season, scoring eight goals.

Egyptian teammate and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny has also tested positive for the coronavirus while on international duty with Egypt.

The Egyptian Football Association (EFA) announced on Monday that Elneny had returned a positive COVID-19 result ahead of their 2022 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers tie against Togo on Tuesday.

The federation also confirmed that the player is asymptomatic and will now return to Cairo.

Elneny’s agent, Alan Nazmy, wrote on Twitter on Monday evening: “Elneny positive COVID-19 get well soon.”

He tested positive after arriving in Togo with the Egypt squad ahead of Tuesday’s AFCON qualifier; Arsenal are in contact with Elneny and the Egyptian FA.

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