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Mohamed Salah will miss Liverpool’s game against Leicester even if he returns negative COVID19 test

Mohamed Salah of Liverpool runs with the ball during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Leeds United at Anfield on September 12, 2020 in Liverpool, England.

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah will be unable to play against Leicester City on Sunday, when the Reds return to action after the international break, regardless of whether he turns in a negative Covid-19 test before then.

Salah tested positive for the coronavirus while on international duty and is currently in quarantine. The Egyptian’s COVID19 positive test came as a blow for Jurgen Klopp, whose side is currently struggling with injuries as Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson are currently sidelined.

Hossam Hosny, head of the COVID-19 committee for the Ministry of Health in Egypt, confirmed that Salah would be allowed to return to England on Thursday if he tested negative.

He said: “Salah is currently in El-Gouna to complete his quarantine and he will conduct another PCR test on Thursday.

“And I expect that his result will be negative because until now, the player hasn’t shown any symptoms.

“Liverpool are communicating with us to check on Salah, and their medical staff agreed that he would travel to El-Gouna, and Salah can return to England if his test result on Thursday is negative.”

However, according to The Mirror, Premier League protocols means the Reds star can’t play even if he tests negative on Thursday.

source – Express

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