Mo Salah & Mohamed Elneny flying back on special jet before facing Covid-19 test

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Mohamed Salah will jet back to London on Friday despite testing positive for Covid-19 for a third time on Wednesday.

The Liverpool ace will fly with Egyptian team-mate Mohamed Elneny on a “medically-equipped” plane from Hurghada airport.

Both Salah and the Arsenal midfielder will be tested again once they arrival in the UK.

If they test positive again then they will have to remain in isolation.

Salah looks set to miss the Reds' clash with Leicester on Sunday while Elneny won't feature against Leeds.

If they test negative they will be cleared to return to training once their 10 days of isolation is up.

Liverpool are expected to speak with Salah about him attending his brother’s wedding while away.

The 28-year-old was pictured and videoed partying at the ceremony while not social distancing or wearing a mask.

Egypt team-mate Elneny also contracted the virus on international duty.

And the two cases show why Premier League clubs were worried about their players travelling around the world while not in their bubble.

Liverpool and Arsenal will be without the pair this weekend now for their crunch Premier League games at Anfield and Elland Road respectively.

Both Salah and Elneny would have been expected to be in Jurgen Klopp’s and Mikel Arteta’s starting XIs after performing well at the start of the season.

Instead, Diogo Jota will likely play for Liverpool in a three-man attack including Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane.

Meanwhile, Xherdan Shaqiri could push for a surprise start after coming on against Manchester City before the break in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad.

For Arsenal, Dani Ceballos may be given a chance in the middle of the park, following the reports on Thursday of a training ground bust-up with David Luiz during the international break.

  • Mohamed Salah
  • Liverpool FC
  • Coronavirus
  • Arsenal FC
  • Premier League

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