Premier League champions Liverpool have suffered another blow after theEgyptian Football Association confirmed striker Mohamed Salah had testedpositive for coronavirus.
The governing body said a medical swab taken fromthe 28-year-old came back positive for Covid-19, but said the player was notsuffering from any symptoms. The news comes a day after it was confirmed Redsdefender Joe Gomez had undergone knee surgery following an injury suffered inEngland training.
Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has donated oxygen and an ambulance to his home village in the Egyptian region of Gharbia, helping locals treat people suffering with COVID-19 as the country battles a second wave of infections. Olivia Chan reports.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits player confidence is an issue as aseven-hour goal drought contributed to the 1-0 defeat by Burnley which endedan unbeaten home league run stretching back to April 2017. Ashley Barnes’s83rd-minute penalty was his 100th senior club career goal and he became thefirst Burnley player to score an away league goal since October 3. ForLiverpool, whose 68-match unbeaten run at home was brought to an end, theirgoal drought now stretches to seven hours and 18 minutes.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his Manchester United side “needed a wake-upcall” after a stunning Paul Pogba strike sealed a 2-1 victory at Fulham andsent them back to the top of the Premier League. The Cottagers took the leadafter six minutes when Ademola Lookman turned the ball into the bottom corner.But United responded as Edinson Cavani capitalised on a mistake from Fulhamgoalkeeper Alphonse Areola to level before Pogba curled home from outside thearea in the 65th minute to secure the three points.
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