It was confirmed yesterday that Liverpool forward Mo Salah has had a second positive test for the virus, meaning the Egyptian international won’t just miss the Leicester City game on Sunday.
The 28-year-old now has to self-isolate for the next ten days which will rule him out of the Champions League game versus Atalanta next week, as well as the league match against Brighton & Hove Albion.
Salah’s absence will be keenly felt by manager Jurgen Klopp who already has a significant number of players sidelined due to injury. However, the forward line is one area where the Reds do have considerable depth.
Diogo Jota may well be utilised on the right-hand side, with Roberto Firmino through the middle, or Xherdan Shaqiri could even be introduced if Klopp is thinking of playing 4-2-3-1.
Still, Salah’s goals at the beginning of the season have been a key component in the Merseyside club’s good start and missing three key fixtures is certainly far from ideal.