Kloop downplays Salah’s behavior in the face of COVID-19 pandemic | sports

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) – Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday that he has personally taken charge of Mohamed Salah’s situation after the Egyptian striker attended his brother’s wedding in Cairo before giving again. positive for coronavirus.

Klopp declined to reveal whether Salah would be penalized for his actions.

“That’s something between Mo and me,” he said. “We already did it beforehand and we are fine.”

However, the German strategist raised his personal position on attending family and friends gatherings during the pandemic. He noted that a friend’s birthday party was planned for a particular date in the summer so that he could attend.

“Fifty people went and I decided not to go last minute,” Klopp said. “That was the only birthday party, and at that time they were allowed in Germany. It was abroad, all that, but I didn’t go ”.

Salah appears was caught — sometimes without a mask — dancing among dozens of people at his brother’s wedding. He also attended a ceremony organized by the Egyptian sports authorities.

“In other countries, in other circumstances, there is more social pressure,” Klopp said.

Salah was in self-confinement in a Cairo hotel before doing the same in the Egyptian resort of El Gouna facing the Red Sea. The Egyptian Football Association reported on Wednesday that the 28-year-old forward had tested positive for coronavirus for the second time.

Klopp added that Salah was traveling back to Great Britain on Friday and that the process of returning to training will begin once the striker has a negative test result.

“He’s in a good situation, he feels fine, no symptoms, so everything is fine,” Klopp concluded.

Salah will undoubtedly miss Liverpool’s duel against Leicester at Anfield Stadium on Sunday, for the Premier League. Next Wednesday, the English football champions will face Atalanta in the Champions League and on Saturday they will visit Brighton.

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