Where has the luck been for Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool FC? Injuries have haunted this team throughout the season, with countless players being sidelined. The latest heartache came when Joe Gomez suffered a serious knee injury while on international duty with England, which required surgery.
To make things even worse, some concerning news has just arrived on star forward Mohamed Salah, as it was announced on Friday morning that the LFC standout has tested positive for the coronavirus.
BREAKING: Mo Salah has tested positive for coronavirus. He has no symptoms but has immediately been placed into quarantine. Quick recovery. pic.twitter.com/nsZM0AojTC— Usher Komugisha (@UsherKomugisha) November 13, 2020
Salah has been away from Anfield and on international duty himself with his native Egypt. The Egyptian Football Association announced the rough news moments ago, saying Salah is currently isolating from the rest of the team.
"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," the team announced in a statement.
For Klopp, he's no stranger to receiving terrible COVID-19 news, as both Sadio Mane and Thiago have previously tested positive. The good update for Salah is that he's not experiencing any symptoms and appears to be healthy.
Still, to be safe, he's isolating to make sure he doesn't put anyone at risk of potentially picking up the virus as well. Salah and Liverpool are set to return to the pitch on Nov. 21 for a showdown against Leicester City.
At this point, it's completely up in the air if Klopp will be able to have Salah suit up for that match, as he'll have to test negative for the virus after quarantining to get back on the practice pitch.
Salah has once again been in incredible form for the Reds this year, as his brilliant play has helped the club get off to a strong start. As of this writing, LFC is in third place of the English Premier League standings, just one point behind first-place Leicester City.
While Salah would love to suit up next weekend to try and take down LCFC, his health is 100 percent the focus right now. Stay tuned to see if he'll be able to play in that match or not, as we should have more information on his status in the coming days.