Egyptian football players, Mohamed Salah and Mohamed Elneny, on Wednesday, tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.
It is the second time both players, who ply their trade in the English Premier League, would test positive for the disease. The Liverpool striker had previously tested positive for the coronavirus last Friday, on the eve of Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Togo while Elneny tested positive three days later.
Liverpool striker Salah, who is the joint leading scorer in the Premier League this season with eight goals, will miss the visit from league leaders Leicester City on Sunday and is also likely to be ruled out of Liverpool’s Champions League game against Atalanta next Wednesday.
Arsenal midfielder Elneny is expected to miss Arsenal’s trip to Leeds United on Sunday and their Europa League clash at Molde on Nov 26.