Mohamed Salah could return to Liverpool if he welcomes Atlanta on Wednesday after returning to negative results from the Covid-19 test.
The Reds were without a top scorer of their ten goals in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Leicester after a positive test for three illnesses during a recent international break in Egypt.
Salah was forced to sit in the African Cup of Nations qualifying double-header with Togo after being identified earlier this month.
After a positive test on Friday 13 November, Salah was tested on his way back to the UK on Friday when he and Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elleneni returned to London from Hurghada International Airport.
That test is now back in the negative, with Salah being asked to return to training under Premier League protocols that require a 10-day isolation period after the first positive test.
Egypt’s health ministry has confirmed that Salah’s latest test was negative, theoretically enabling him to return to Midwick next to Jজrgen Klopp.
Khaled Meghehed, a spokesman for the health ministry, told local media: “Salah’s latest test has yielded a negative result.
“He received a week of treatment according to Egyptian protocol until he fully recovered.”
With the Reds hosting Atlanta in the Champions League on Wednesday, the forward could be available for selection once more.
Manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed Salah’s return at his next Leicester press conference.
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He said: “Am I negative? That’s what I heard.
“Yeah, it’s a negative today I think from now on he’s very normal with all the tests.
“We have a UEFA test for the Champions League tomorrow and he will be able to train with us tomorrow.
“I don’t know about the second test the next day [for the Premier League], But could already be a Premier League test again.
“He has two tests in the next two days so yes he will be tested like all of us.”