Three Liverpool games Salah will miss after second positive coronavirus test

Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah is set to miss three games for his side after a second positive Covid-19 test.

The Egyptian first contracted the disease on international duty, having been snapped at his brother’s wedding without a face mask and not following social distancing.

And the 28-year-old was told that he would have to stay in the country for at least seven days.

But a second positive test, picked up on Wednesday, showed that Salah was still coronavirus positive.

This means he will have to stay in Egypt for another seven days – and Jurgen Klopp will be without his star man for three key fixtures.

The first comes on Saturday, with the Reds hosting Premier League leaders Leicester.

Brendan Rodgers’ side sit one point clear of the Anfield side after eight games, grabbing a 1-0 win over Wolves before the break as Liverpool were held 1-1 against Manchester City.

In the week, the champions will resume their Champions League campaign against Atalanta, who they beat 5-0 in the reverse fixture.

They will miss Salah in that fixture, with the forward grabbing a goal and an assist in Italy earlier this month.

While the last fixture the Egyptian will have to watch from home is the south-coast trip to Brighton.

Liverpool are yet to conceded a defeat to the Seagulls since they were promoted from the Championship in 2017.

And Salah has played a big part in all six league wins, scoring five goals and making three assists for his side.

The Egyptian tweeted a message of thanks to his followers on Tuesday, writing on social media: “I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes.

“I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon.”

Salah’s absence, though, is not the only one Klopp is dealing with as his injury bench continues to fill up.

Their biggest injury problems have come at centre-back, with a transfer for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly speculated for January.

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