Three Liverpool games Mohamed Salah will miss after second positive coronavirus test

Liverpool star Mohamed Salah is set to miss three games for the Premier League champions after testing positive for coronavirus for a second time.

Liverpool’s top scorer is currently in self-isolation after contracting the virus while on international duty with Egypt.

Salah’s team-mate and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny also tested positive.

On Wednesday, the Egyptian Football Association announced Salah had tested positive for a second time and Premier League rules state players must quarantine for 10 days.

It means Salah is not allowed to train with Liverpool until he tests negative.

As a result, Salah will miss Sunday’s clash with Leicester and Wednesday’s Champions League tie with Atalanta.

He is also likely to be absent for the league match with Brighton on November 28.

Salah’s unavailability will be a huge blow to Jurgen Klopp amid an injury crisis.

Prior to the international break, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain were all sidelined.

Joe Gomez joined them on the injury list last week after he needed surgery on his knee.

Klopp will be hopeful captain Jordan Henderson and Andy Robertson will be fit enough to feature against Leicester.

Meanwhile, David Coote has been dropped as the video assistant referee for Sunday’s match.

Coote was on VAR duty at the recent Merseyside derby, which saw Jordan Pickford avoid a red card for a poor tackle on Virgil van Dijk.

Liverpool reportedly asked the Premier League to review how VAR failed to act on Pickford’s challenge.

A month later, Coote was selected for Liverpool’s clash with Leicester and swiftly replaced.

Andre Marriner will now act as VAR while Coote will referee Manchester United’s game against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

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