Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive to the coronavirus for a second time, the Egyptian Football Association confirmed this week.
Salah had “a new swab to detect the COVID-19 virus, its result was positive” an EFA spokesperson said.
I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes. I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon 💪
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 17, 2020
The Egyptian King will miss the Premier League champions’ next two matches.
Liverpool are set to face top-placed Leicester on Sunday in the EPL, along with Atalanta at Anfield for the Champions League next week.
Salah becomes the fourth player to have contracted the virus for Liverpool.
Sadio Mane, Xherdan Shaqiri and Thiago Alcantara had all tested positive for the virus and have since recovered.
Salah joins a long list of key players being out of Liverpool’s best 11.
Joe Gomez was also added to the injury list after picking up a long-term injury last week while playing for England.
Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Alcantara, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also battling injuries.
Andy Robertson and back-up centre back Rhys Williams are also in doubt to face the Foxes this weekend.