Jurgen Klopp has revealed he has spoken to Mohamed Salah about his attendance at his brother’s wedding prior to him testing positive for coronavirus.
The Liverpool forward returned the second positive test while away with Egypt on international duty this week.
As a result he will miss Sunday’s Premier League match with Leicester City.
While the Reds boss refused to elaborate on what was said to Salah, Klopp set out his own personal stance which was at odds to his player’s.
“Mo is coming back today. He feels well, no symptoms,” he said in his pre-match press conference on Friday. “Nothing to say in the public about the things I talk to my players about.
“I’ve been in close contact with him. A brother’s wedding is a very special moment. In the summer I was in Germany, a friend moved his birthday party because of me. Fifty people were there and at the last minute I decided not to go.
“My players are incredibly disciplined. They really know about the situation. Sometimes it doesn’t work out like this. The rest is between Mo and me – we have done that already. Things are fine.”
Klopp has ruled out Jordan Henderson (thigh) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf) but is hoping Fabinho will be fit again after missing the last three matches with a hamstring injury.