Klopp reacts to Salah COVID-19 test

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has defended Mohamed Salah after the Egypt forward tested positive for the coronavirus following his attendance at his brother's wedding. 

Salah tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of Egypt's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Togo last week, and was widely criticised after seemingly contracting the virus at his brother's wedding a few days earlier. 

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The two-time African Footballer of the Year underwent further tests and has since returned another positive result ahead of his return to England, and will now miss Liverpool's Premier League clash against Leicester City on Sunday.

However, Reds boss Klopp has played down the situation, and stressed that there are no ill feelings between him and his star forward.

"He is probably back today. In close contact and how it always is. He's in a good place, feels well. No symptoms. Nothing to say in public about [the wedding]," Klopp said in a pre-match press conference, per the Liverpool Echo.

"What I can say, I was in Germany in the summer and a friend moved a birthday party [for me] and I decided not to go. It was allowed. In other countries, there's more social pressure and a brother's wedding is a special moment.

"My players are incredibly disciplined. My players know about the situation but sometimes it doesn't work out like that, but that is between Mo and me, and everything is fine."

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