Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19 to heap more woe on Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
The Kop ace has provided the positive test just days after he was pictured and filmed at his brother's wedding without a face mask or socially distancing.
Salah, 28, is now set to miss Liverpool's clash with Leicester next weekend as he must self-isolate in his homeland for at least seven days.
The Egyptian FA confirmed the positive test on Friday afternoon.
The news is a fresh blow for Klopp after defender Joe Gomez was left fighting to play again this season after suffering a ruptured knee tendon while training with England this week.
Gomez joins Virgil van Dijk on being unable to play for most of the remainder of the campaign.
While Trent Alexander-Arnold is out for four weeks with a calf injury.
Salah has not displayed any symptoms of the virus and will undergo further checks.
An Egyptian FA statement said: “The medical swab conducted showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the star of Liverpool, was infected with the coronavirus, after his test came positive.
“He does not suffer from any symptoms, while the other members of the team were negative.”
Salah travelled to Egypt for their Africa Cup of Nations qualification double header against Togo.
But he attended his brother Nasr's wedding in Cairo before linking up with the international side.
The forward is Liverpool’s top-scorer for the season, hitting the back of the net 10 times in 13 games.
And this has included a run of scoring in four consecutive games over the Premier League and Champions League, his last coming from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw against Manchester City.
But he was spotted in a worrying moment for Reds fans after his goal with team-mate Sadio Mane.
Salah’s nearest competition for goals this season is Diogo Jota, with seven since his arrival from Wolves.
And the Egyptian has had his say on Klopp’s decision to play the 23-year-old ahead of Roberto Firmino.
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