Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19.
The Egyptian Football Association (FA) confirmed on Friday that the forward tested positive for coronavirus ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations games against Togo.
He is said to be asymptomatic.
“The medical swab conducted on the mission of our first national football team showed that our international player, Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, was infected with the Coronavirus, after his test came back positive,” the federation said in a statement on its Facebook page.
“The player does not suffer from any symptoms. The other members of the team tested negative. Salah underwent the medical protocol after the team’s doctor coordinated with his English club. In addition to his isolation inside his room and also isolating all his contacts.”
The federation said he will undergo further checks in the coming hours.
Salah’s positive test comes just days after he reportedly attended the wedding of his brother Nasr held in the country’s capital of Cairo.
Liverpool will host Leicester next weekend, before taking on Atalanta in the Champions League at Anfield.
The news is another blow for Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, who has already seen a defensive crisis with the loss of centre backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez, potentially for the remainder of the season.
Gomez was ruled out potentially for the season having picked up an injury while on international duty with England.