Klopp Confirms Salah Set To Return To Practice After Negative COVID Test: Liverpool manager confirms Egyptian’s negative test report received on Sunday
Fraught by injuries and a bout of persistent COVID cases, Liverpool were finally offered some good news amidst all the gloom. Ahead of Liverpool’s upcoming Champions League clash against Atalanta, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that the pivotal Mohamed Salah had finally tested negative for COVID.
Salah Negative Test
“That’s what I’ve heard. A negative today,” said Klopp of Salah’s test result. “I think from now he is pretty normal in all the testing. Tomorrow we have UEFA testing for the Champions League and I am pretty sure he will be in that. He can now train with us tomorrow.”
“There could be Premier League tests the day after,” continued Klopp. “Yes, there are two tests in the next two days so he will be tested, like all of us.”
Salah had previously tested positive for Coronavirus after being pictured at his brother’s marriage where COVID norms were being flouted unabedtly. After two positive tests, the Liverpool man was flown back by his club from Egypt with him subsequently managing to recover on Sunday.
COVID Outbreak At Liverpool
Salah hasn’t been the only player to miss out due to Coronavirus for Liverpool this season. Earlier in the season, all of Sadio Mane, Thiago and Konstantin Tsimikas had all been diagnosed with the disease to see them miss out at various points.
The Liverpool young teams have been riddled with a barrage of cases as well with 10 players and members of the team set to be in isolation after having tested positive for the disease.
Injuries Mount For Liverpool After Keita’s Hamstring Issue
Whilst Salah’s return is a massive boost to Liverpool who find themselves engulfed in a tedious schedule, the club was handed another blow on the injury front. Naby Keita had to depart the pitch during the club’s showdown against Leicester City with Klopp confirming that the midfielder had endured a hamstring problem.
Keita becomes the latest player to join the ever growing injury pile for Liverpool. The club currently sees all of Thiago, Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil and Henderson stay out of the game due to prevalent injury issues.