Liverpool’s personnel woes continue to mount as Mo Salah tests positive for Covid-19

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Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has returned a positive test for Covid-19, it has been confirmed.

Reds woes

Recent weeks have not proven at all kind to Premier League champions Liverpool.

First, during the club’s Merseyside derby meeting with Everton last month, Virgil van Dijk picked up a knee injury, which is expected to see the Dutchman sidelined for the remainder of the campaign.

Then, two weeks later, whilst filling in for the absent van Dijk, Fabinho hobbled off during the club’s Champions League clash vs Midtjylland, after suffering a hamstring problem.

This was followed by Trent Alexander-Arnold adding to the ever-growing injury list at Anfield last weekend, when the English international picked up a calf problem, which looks set to see him miss around a month of action.

And, incredibly, yet another defensive blow for Jurgen Klopp’s men was forthcoming this week when, after word surfaced that Joe Gomez had been forced out of England training, confirmation was swiftly forthcoming that the 23-year-old had been forced under the knife.

Gomez, like central-defensive partner van Dijk, is now in line for an extended spell on the sidelines.

Salah blow

And, as outlined above, in what is fast becoming a crisis on the red half of Merseyside, yet another concern on the personnel front has today been forthcoming.

The latest key member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad to have been ruled out? Mohamed Salah.

Unlike the aforementioned list of Liverpool stars, though, wide-man Salah has not picked up an injury.

Instead, the 28-year-old has returned a positive test for Covid-19.

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The news was confirmed by the Egyptian FA a short time ago (Salah is currently away on international duty), and has since been backed by a host of reliable sources.

It now remains to be seen how long Salah will be out of action, with Liverpool’s next outing a crunch meeting with Premier League table-toppers Leicester City in just 8 days’ time.

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# Team MP D P
1 Leicester City FC 8 9 18
2 Tottenham Hotspur FC 8 10 17
3 Liverpool FC 8 2 17
4 Southampton FC 8 4 16
5 Chelsea FC 8 10 15
6 Aston Villa FC 7 9 15
7 Everton FC 8 2 13
8 Crystal Palace FC 8 0 13
9 Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 8 -1 13
10 Manchester City FC 7 1 12
11 Arsenal FC 8 -1 12
12 West Ham United FC 8 4 11
13 Newcastle United FC 8 -3 11
14 Manchester United FC 7 -2 10
15 Leeds United 8 -3 10
16 Brighton & Hove Albion FC 8 -3 6
17 Fulham FC 8 -8 4
18 West Bromwich Albion 8 -11 3
19 Burnley FC 7 -9 2
20 Sheffield United FC 8 -10 1
Player Team Goals
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur FC 8
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City FC 8
Calvert-Lewin, Dominic Everton FC 8
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 8
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur FC 7
Bamford, Patrick Leeds United 7
Wilson, Callum Newcastle United FC 6
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa FC 6
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United FC 5
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace FC 5
Ings, Danny Southampton FC 5
Grealish, Jack Aston Villa FC 4
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 4
Werner, Timo Chelsea FC 4
Maupay, Neal Brighton & Hove Albion FC 4
Jimenez, Raul Wolverhampton Wanderers FC 4
Rodriguez, James Everton FC 3
Jorginho Chelsea FC 3
Adams, Che Southampton FC 3
Ward-Prowse, James Southampton FC 3

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