Mo Salah tests positive for Covid-19

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah tests positive for coronavirus on international duty
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13 November, 2020
Liverpool star Mo Salah is not displaying any coronavirus symptoms.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested positive for coronavirus [Getty]
Egyptian Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19, the Egyptian Football Association said on Friday.

The 28-year-old Egypt captain tested positive for coronavirus while on international duty for Egypt.

The Egyptian FA said Salah is not displaying any symptoms, the BBC reported.

Other members of the team have tested negative, the FA said. 

Salah's positive Covid-19 test comes ahead of an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match between Egypt and Togo on Saturday.

In his three years at Liverpool, Salah has helped his team win several high-profile competitions including the Champion's League. 
 
The club won its first Premier League title in June, making Salah
 the second-ever Arab national player to win the English top division.

Salah is not only a record-breaking goal scorer but also one of the most visibly Muslim players in the UK.

The superstar player regularly performs an Islamic prostration to thank God every time he scores a goal, an action which has been included in the FIFA 2019 video game.

His football success proving extremely popular among fans, Salah has been credited with bringing down levels of hate crimes and Islamophobia in the Liverpool area since joining the club, according to a study.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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