Publish: 14 Nov 2020, 10:44 am
Forward Mohamed Salah of Liverpool tested positive for coronavirus while with Egypt on international duty.
On Friday, the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) said that Salah, 28, returned a positive test but is not displaying any symptoms.
It later added that Salah underwent a second test, which confirmed he has Covid-19.
"Salah is keeping a high spirit and is not showing any symptoms of the virus," said the EFA in a statement, reports BBC.
It said the other members of the team had tested negative.
Egypt host Togo in Saturday's Africa Cup of Nations qualification, followed by Tuesday's reverse fixture in Togo.
Salah is going to self-isolate now and could miss the next two matches in Liverpool.
On Sunday, 22 November, the Reds host Leicester in the Premier League, followed by a Champions League tie against Atalanta at Anfield on Wednesday, 25 November.
Salah has started all eight of Liverpool's Premier League games this season, scoring eight goals.