Liverpool striker Mohamed Salah has tested positive for Covid-19 for a second time, the Egyptian FA have confirmed.

Salah has been self-isolating in Egypt since last Friday after first testing positive for the virus while away on international duty.

A statement from the Egyptian FA confirmed that Salah has tested positive for a second time and will remain in self-isolation in a hotel in El Gouna.

The statement read: "Today, Mohamed Salah, the star of the national team and the English club Liverpool, conducted a new swab to detect the Covid virus, but the result was positive.

"Their case is followed up first by the knowledge of Captain Mohamed Fadl, the member of the five-year committee, head of the team mission returning from Togo and Dr Mohamed Abu Alala, the elected doctor."

The result means Salah will miss Liverpool's Premier League game with Leicester City on Sunday and is also set to sit out their Champions League clash against Atalanta next Wednesday.

Premier League rules state that any player testing positive for Covid-19 must self-isolate for 10 days from the date of a positive test and will then take another test at the end of that period.

That will almost certainly rule him out of his side's game with Brighton on Saturday, 28 November. 

Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny had also produced a positive test while away on international duty, but is said to be asymptomatic.

Salah is said to be showing only mild symptoms.