Liverpool forward Mo Salah has thanked fans for the supportive messages he has received after testing positive for the virus:
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
The Egyptian international is reportedly experiencing minor symptoms and he will not be available when the Reds face Leicester City at Anfield on Sunday. Fans on Twitter responded to Salah’s tweet by wishing the 28-year-old well, whilst expressing hope that he’ll be back playing very soon:
Stay strong mo 💪 pic.twitter.com/aR5WpKlEwI
— Liverpool بالعربى 🇪🇬 (@lfc_belaraby) November 17, 2020
Hopefully you'll be back in Liverpool soon and back doing what you do best
— Cathal Robinson (@CathalRobinson) November 17, 2020
We're waiting for you King 👑
— Salman (@Sak_LFC) November 17, 2020
Get well soon GOAT
— A R I F (@ArifLFC11) November 17, 2020
Love you king get well soon 🇪🇬👑🙏 pic.twitter.com/DLqkw9YIvZ
— 🔴 (@ChrisvLFC) November 17, 2020
Get well soon salah.
— muhammad (@muhammeedsk4675) November 17, 2020
Back soon 👑 pic.twitter.com/vpibhEKLCF
— SANDER (@2SANDER7) November 17, 2020
Yes 👑 YNWA 🙏 pic.twitter.com/EvrlCVXxe5
— supermane10 (@supermanelfc) November 17, 2020
Salah’s absence this weekend will be a massive blow to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp who already has a very lengthy injury list.
The likes of Jordan Henderson (hamstring), Thiago Alcantara (knee), Rhys Williams (hip) and Fabinho (hamstring) are all doubts for this weekend’s game while Joe Gomez (knee), Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf), Virgil van Dijk and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (both knee) are all unavailable.
The run up to Christmas could well be one of the most difficult periods in Klopp’s reign in charge, considering the number of games and the absence of so many key first-team players.