Mo Salah has tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian FA has confirmed, as reported by BBC Sport.
The 28-year-old returned a positive test today although he is not displaying any symptoms.
Isolation rules state Salah must now self-isolate and will miss Liverpool’s next two matches – v Leicester and Atalanta – as a result.
Earlier in the week, Salah was filmed partying at his brother’s wedding, without a mask – hugging and dancing with plenty of people – and while we obviously cannot confirm where Mo contracted the virus – it’s a really, really bad look for this news to break so soon afterwards.
In his place, providing nobody else picks up an injury, which is no guarantee the way things are going – Jurgen Klopp is likely to field Sadio Mane on the right, Diogo Jota on the left and Roberto Firmino centrally v Leicester.
Joe Gomez picked up a knee problem which will see him miss most of the season on Tuesday – and we can only imagine what further news is to come before the lads return to the new training base at Kirkby in a week’s time.