Mohamed Salah tests NEGATIVE for coronavirus to boost Jurgen Klopp’s injury-hit Liverpool squad with Egyptian star to return to training on Monday following win over Leicester
- Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has finally tested negative for coronavirus
- Salah, who tested positive for Covid-19 on November 13, could train on Monday
- The Egyptian forward may also be ready for the European clash with Atalanta
- Liverpool sparkled in attack against Leicester but his return would be a boost
Sportsmail reported on Friday that the pacy forward and compatriot Mohamed Elneny, of Arsenal, would fly back to the UK despite testing positive at the time.
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has tested negative for coronavirus and returns to training
But Klopp indicated Salah would be available for Monday’s training session ahead of the Champions League meeting with Atalanta at Anfield on Wednesday.
He said: ‘I heard this (that Salah was negative). Tomorrow (Monday) we have UEFA testing, he will be in that, he can now train with us.
‘There are two tests scheduled in the next two days so he will be tested like all of us.’
Despite his absence against Leicester on Sunday night, Liverpool were comfortable 3-0 winners against Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester, who were top before this weekend.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp could see the Egyptian return for Wednesday’s game against Atalanta
The lively Reds front three – with £45m summer signing Diogo Jota playing alongside Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino – were excellent throughout.
Jota, 23, has scored in every one of his four league games at Anfield and appears to be gelling superbly with Liverpool’s forwards rather than undermining their chemistry.
Nonetheless Salah’s return to training and potential availability for their European clash against Atalanta in midweek will be a welcome fillip for Klopp’s injury-hit squad.
Summer signing Diogo Jota has impressed in Salah’s absence, scoring four in four at Anfield