Klopp says Mo Salah to return after negative coronavirus test

Ross Houston
November 24, 2020

Egyptian global Salah first tested positive for Covid-19 on November 13 while on worldwide duty with Egypt and after partying at his brother's wedding.

Their recent win means that Liverpool have now gone 64 Premier League games without defeat at home.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has appeared to confirm star player Mohamed Salah has now tested negative for Covid-19 and would join his team-mates in training on Monday.

They have won all three of their Group D matches to date, coping superbly after suffering endless injuries.

Salah missed the 3-0 win over Leicester on Sunday following two positive tests for the coronavirus during the global break while on duty with Egypt.

And he added, "The results of the medical tests are all negative".

Despite his absence against Leicester on Sunday night, Liverpool were comfortable 3-0 winners against Brendan Rodgers' Leicester, who were top before this weekend.

In addition, Naby Keita picked up a hamstring issue against Leicester, while Xherdan Shaqiri missed out entirely due to an unspecified muscle complaint.

"All the rest, no news", Klopp said. "One looks closer, the other not so that is the situation", when asked about the fitness of Thiago and Jordan Henderson. We have to see what we can do with that'.

Liverpool ran out 5-0 winners in Italy but for Klopp, the reverse at Anfield is not a foregone conclusion.

"Atalanta would be a threat without a point to prove, to be honest", he said.

"Tomorrow we have UEFA testing and I'm pretty sure he will be in that".

'So many things came together.

"We know that this game has nothing to do with the game tomorrow night". We have to be ready again.

"I expect problems, to be honest, because it's always like this".

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