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Salah and Elneny test positive for coronavirus again

The Egyptian FA confirmed both players had provided positive tests, dealing a major blow to Liverpool and Arsenal in the process.

3:57pm on Wednesday 18th November 2020
Abel Meszaros

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Arsenal's Mohamed Elneny have once again tested positive for coronavirus, the Egyptian FA have confirmed.

The Premier League pair were forced into self-isolation last week after returning positive tests upon reporting for international duty.

That meant both players missed out on involvement back-to-back wins over Togo in qualifying for the Africa Cup of Nations.

And they now look set to also miss games for their clubs this weekend - and possibly beyond - as they continued to self isolate in Egypt.

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Liverpool face top-of-the-table Leicester City at Anfield on Sunday before a Champions League meeting with Atalanta that could see them through to the knockout stages.

Arsenal, meanwhile, face a tricky trip to Leeds United ahead of a visit to Molde in the Europa League group stages.

Both Salah and Elneny will be unable to return to England until the provide a negative Covid-19 test.

That leaves Jurgen Klopp and Mikel Arteta preparing for important matches without two men who would likely have been a key part of their plans.

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