Liverpool star confident of making a quick comeback
Liverpool and Egypt superstar Mohamed Salah offered his first public comments since being diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Egyptian posted on Twitter saying he’s confident of making a comeback soon and thanked his fans for all the best wishes.
I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes. I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon 💪
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 17, 2020
Salah tested positive for the coronavirus on the eve of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Togo as confirmed by the Egyptian Football Association on Friday. Salah has been forced to self-isolate himself as he looks to recover from the virus as soon as possible.
Egypt’s team doctor Mohamed Abou Elela has said that Salah is suffering from mild symptoms and should recover from it quickly, he is cautiously optimistic about Salah testing negative by Thursday.
This would mean Salah will be allowed to travel back to England but still won’t be able to take part in the match against Leicester due to the new Premier League protocols, where it is a must for a player to complete a 10 day isolation period before he is allowed to play again.
There has been plenty of controversy over Salah’s recent attendance at his brother’s wedding, with the Liverpool winger seen dancing with his brother without a mask. The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is reportedly unpleased with the recent behaviors from the superstar who has 10 goals in all competitions already.
Former Egypt and Tottenham player Mido has also criticized him saying he made a big mistake by attending the marriage and showed great negligence with his actions, putting both his international team-mates and club team-mates at risk.
Salah’s injury makes matters worse for The Reds who have been facing a massive injury crisis this season, with the Premier League champions already suffering 17 injuries this season which makes it the highest in the league.
Liverpool will definitely be without the service of first-team center backs Virgil Van Dijk and Joe Gomez who are likely to miss the whole season, Trent Alexander Arnold will also miss the game. The likes of Jordan Henderson, Thiago, Fabinho, Robertson are all currently injured and are facing a race against time to be fit for the Leicester game.
Image Credit – Mohamed Salah Twitter