Mo Salah and Mohamed Elneny test positive for coronavirus again in blow to Liverpool and Arsenal

MO SALAH and Mohamed Elneny have tested positive for coronavirus again in a major blow to Liverpool and Arsenal.

The Egyptian FA confirmed today that the pair's most-recent results showed they still had the virus.

It means both players will need to continue to self-isolate.

SunSport told you Salah would be allowed to travel back to England should he pass today's test.

But the latest result means he will need to continue to quarantine.

Journalist Eslam Magdy tweeted: "Egyptian football Association Announces that Mo Salah and Mohamed Elneny swabs still test positive for Covid-19, hence both will remain in self-isolation. it came after swab tests concluded today."

Salah and Elneny teamed up with the Egypt squad for their African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo.

But the pair both tested positive for Covid-19 while on international duty.

Elneny played in the 1-0 win over Togo in Cairo on Saturday before being forced to self-isolate and therefore did not travel for the return fixture in West Africa.

Egypt's FA confirmed a further three positive cases within the travelling camp upon their return to Egypt including a media officer and the team masseur.

Salah and Elneny's original positive results meant they had already been ruled out of their club sides' fixtures on Sunday.

Elneny's Gunners travel to Elland Road to take on Leeds while champions Liverpool welcome table-toppers Leicester to Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp is also without Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip for the clash.

Salah has ten goals in 13 appearances this season – including eight in eight in the Premier League.

He tweeted on Tuesday evening: "I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes.

"I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon."

The news follows Monday's Premier League announcement that they have had a 400 per cent increase in positive coronavirus tests over the last week.

A worrying 16 results returned positive over the seven days up to Sunday, even though the number of those being examined was 25 per cent fewer than usual.

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