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Liverpool have had yet another coronavirus infection, with the Egyptian FA confirming that Mohamed Salah had tested positive while on international duty. The likes of Sadio Mane and Thiago Alcantara have already had Covid-19, and Salah's participation in Liverpool's forthcoming game against Leicester is in serious doubt.

Salah has tested positive for Covid-19 while representing Egypt on international duty, ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo.

The Premier League champions have had to contend with a number of coronavirus infections since the start of the season, with Sadio Mane, Thiago Alcantara and Xherdan Shaqiri and Kostas Tsimikas all having contracted the illness.

Despite the spate of infections, they sit one point behind early-season table toppers Leicester City, whom they play at Anfield next Saturday when the international break ends.

It appears that Salah's participation for the match is in serious doubt, with his national team confirming that he had picked up Covid on international duty.

The Egyptian FA has stated that he has been put into self-isolation and is not suffering with any symptoms, and is was the only infection picked up when the squad assembled.

"The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was infected with the Coronavirus, after his test came back positive," the federation said in a statement on its Facebook page.

"The player does not suffer from any symptoms. The other members of the team tested negative. Salah underwent the medical protocol after the team's doctor coordinated with his English club. In addition to his isolation inside his room and also isolating all his contacts."

According to Egypt Today, Salah attended the wedding of his brother, Nasr, prior to the positive test and there are videos circulating of the former Roma man dancing at the event, without a mask on.

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