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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has spoken to Mohamed Salah about his attendance at his brother’s wedding prior to him testing positive for Covid-19.
Salah returned to his homeland for the recent internationals, but before Egypt’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers, attended his brother’s wedding in Cairo.
Salah subsequently tested positive for coronavirus and missed the Pharoah’s matches.
He has since been in isolation, but returned a third positive test this week.
He is flying back to Merseyside on Friday, on a special chartered flight that will maintain his isolation.
Salah will not be available for the Reds encounter with top of the table Leicester on Sunday.
Salah won't play against Leicester this weekend
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It’s also unknown precisely when he can return to training, as there are questions over whether he broke Government rules over travel corridors that elite sports people can use – to avoid the two week quarantine rule people entering or returning to the UK must follow – with his appearance at his brother’s wedding.
Klopp refused to elaborate on what was said between he and Sarah, but the German set out his own personal stance which was at odds to his player’s.
“Mo is coming back today,” detailed Klopp. “He feels well, no symptoms.
Klopp at Liverpool's new training centre this week
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“[I’ve] Nothing to say in the public about the things I talk to my players about.
“I’ve been in close contact with him. A brother’s wedding is a very special moment.
"In the summer I was in Germany, a friend moved his birthday party because of me. Fifty people were there and at the last minute I decided not to go.
Klopp insists things are fine with himself and Salah
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“My players are incredibly disciplined. They really know about the situation. Sometimes it doesn’t work out like this.
“The rest is between Mo and me – we have done that already. Things are fine.”
Liverpool will also be without Jordan Henderson and Trent Alexander-Arnold this weekend, although both Fabinho and Thiago Alcantara could return.
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