Video LoadingVideo UnavailableClick to playTap to playThe video will start in8CancelPlay now
Get the FREE Mirror Football newsletter by email with the day’s key headlines and transfer news
Sign upWhen you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. OurPrivacy Noticeexplains more about how we use your data, and your rights. You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeInvalid Email
Liverpool have suffered another blow after the Egyptian Football Association confirmed Mohamed Salah had tested positive for coronavirus.
Manager Jurgen Klopp has endured a miserable week.
First he saw Trent Alexander-Arnold ruled out for four weeks with the calf injury suffered against Manchester City on Sunday.
Then Joe Gomez suffered a ruptured patella in England training, meaning he is unlikely to play again this season.
Now top scorer Salah has added to the Reds' woes.
Egypt's governing body said that a medical swab taken from the 28-year-old came back positive for Covid-19, but said the player was not suffering from any symptoms.
Salah's positive test is certainly a blow for his country
(Image: Pool via REUTERS)
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tests positive for Covid-19
Mark Lawrenson's damning critique of Joel Matip as he makes Liverpool demand
The EFA said Salah was now isolating, and that he would be “subject to more checks in the coming hours”.
"Our international star was subjected to the medical protocol after the coordination of the national team doctor, Dr. Mohamed Abu Alala, with his English club Liverpool," the Egypt FA added.
However, after posting the original update on social media shortly after 3pm, the Egyptian FA deleted it less than an hour later.
A new statement put out in its place subsequently declared: "The laboratories of the Ministry of Health have indicated that three players from the Egyptian and Togo teams have tested positive before the match between the two teams tomorrow.
"Other tests will be conducted for the aforementioned players to determine their position on participation."
Salah's positive test is likely to lead to questions, after he attended the wedding of his brother, Nasr, earlier this week.
Salah, who scored in Sunday's 1-1 draw with City, left the Liverpool squad's coronavirus 'bubble' to travel to Egypt for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification double header against Togo.
But he attended the wedding in Cairo before linking up with the international side.
Mohamed Salah (right) dancing with his brother(left) at his brother's wedding in Cairo.
Salah at his brother's wedding in Cairo
He was pictured and filmed without a face mask or socially distancing, with footage posted on social media showed him dancing with other guests.
His Egypt teammate Mahmoud Trezeguet, who plays for Aston Villa, was also in attendance, but his test came back negative.
Get the latest Liverpool news straight into your inbox!
Liverpool are keen to repeat last season's success – and you don't want to miss a thing, surely?
From all of Liverpool's updates to the must-read Reds stories, get them straight to your inbox without fuss by signing up for the fantastic Mirror Football newsletter!
It's been an extremely interesting start to the season for Jurgen Klopp's men.
They got their title defence off to a shaky start as they edged out a seven-goal thriller against Leeds, before going on to conceded seven in a hammering by Aston Villa.
Virgil van Dijk's season was ended by injury in the 2-2 draw at Everton, leaving the title favourites looking far less secure at the back – especially with Alisson's injury worries too.
But there's no slowing down in what is going to be a busy campaign – with Klopp ensuring his men continue at full pace as they bid for more title glory.
The easiest way to keep up with everything going on at Anfield? It's by signing up.
Put your email at the top of this article or follow the instructions on this link.
Salah can be seen in some footage wearing a mask as he dances. However, there is other footage of him not wearing one also.
In September, Egypt allowed weddings to be held in open-air-venues – that followed months of banning them in an attempt to stop the spread of coronavirus.
The government announced that these would be capped at a maximum of 300 invitees – with these only being able to take place in tourist and hotel facilities that obtained health and safety certificates.
Liverpool are next in action on November 22, when they meet Leicester City at Anfield.
Salah's participation will be in doubt for the fixture against Brendan Rodgers' men, as it's understood that he must self-isolate in his homeland for at least seven days.
However, if he is forced to undergo a full 14 day isolation, then he will miss both that match and the Champions League return against Atalanta.
Sign up to the Mirror Football email here for the latest news and transfer gossip.