Fri 20 November 2020:
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Friday he has dealt internally with Mohamed Salah following the Egypt forward’s attendance at his brother’s wedding in Cairo prior to returning to a positive test for the coronavirus.
Jürgen Klopp has defended Mohamed Salah’s decision to attend his brother’s wedding during the coronavirus pandemic and insisted Liverpool players were “incredibly disciplined” in observing health guidelines.
Salah was in self-isolation in a Cairo hotel before doing the same in Egypt’s Red Sea resort of el-Gouna. The Egyptian football association said Wednesday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus for a second time.
Klopp has spoken to Salah about his conduct in Cairo. But the Liverpool manager refused to comment on whether disciplinary action was taken against the striker after footage on social media showed him dancing with other wedding guests and not wearing a mask on more than one occasion. Klopp, who described Salah as “feeling well with no symptoms”, pulled out of attending a friend’s birthday party in the summer but insists a brother’s wedding is of far greater importance.
“There is absolutely nothing to say in public about the things I talk to my players about,” he said when asked whether Salah had been disciplined.
“What I can say about my players is they are incredibly disciplined. All players are incredibly disciplined; there were some cases, of course, but they really know about the situation. Sometimes it doesn’t work out like this and something happens and now we are in the situation we are in. All the rest is between Mo and me – we have done that already. We are fine.”
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