Mohamed Salah tests positive for COVID-19
Liverpool were dealt another major blow this week when Mohamed Salah tested positive for COVID-19 whilst on international duty with Egypt.
Salah initially tested positive for the virus last Friday and missed Egypt’s two African Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo.
After being checked again on yesterday, Salah returned another positive swab. He will return to the UK on a private jet from Egypt today and complete his 10-day isolation period.
Jordan Henderson status
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was released from the England squad this week after feeling ‘a bit of tightness’ during the Three Lion’s defeat to Belgium on Sunday night.
The midfielder missed England’s UEFA Nations League meeting with Iceland. It is currently unknown what his status will be for the Leicester game at the weekend.
Rhys Williams withdraws from England under-21 squad
Liverpool defender Rhys Williams pulled out of international duty for England under-21’s this week.
Williams returned to Liverpool as a precaution after not being fit enough to make the bench against Albania on Tuesday due to a minor stiff hip.
It’s unknown what the status of the 19-year-old will be for the Leicester game at the weekend.
Thiago, Fabinho and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain pictured at the new training centre
In more positive news, Liverpool midfielder’s Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Fabinho have all been pictured making use of the new facilities at the AXA Training Centre.
Oxlade-Chamberlain is currently working his way back to full fitness after suffering an injury during pre-season and looks to be making good progress.
It’s unknown what exactly the statuses of Thiago and Fabinho are at this time, however the photos are certainly a good sign.
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