Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has spoken to Mohamed Salah about his presence at his brother’s wedding prior to him returning a positive Covid-19 test and refused to criticize him in public.
While the Reds boss refused to elaborate on what was said to the Egypt international. Mohamed Salah first tested positive while on international duty with Egypt on November 13. Salah has arrive back in the UK this Friday.
“Mo is back today (Friday),” said Klopp. “We’re obviously in close contact with him all the time.
“As always in these cases, the moment you have a negative test then the process really starts. He’s in a good place, he feels well, no symptoms. That’s all fine.
“The other thing (Salah attending his brother’s wedding), there is absolutely nothing to say in public. All the things I have to talk to my players about is not for the public.
“What I can tell you is I was in Germany for the summer and a friend of mine moved his birthday party because he knew I was back. Fifty people attended but I decided at the last minute not to go.
“That was only a birthday party and it was allowed in Germany at the time. It was outside, all that stuff, but I didn’t go.
“That’s only one situation. In other countries and situations, there is more social pressure on you.
“A brother’s wedding is a very special moment. What I can say is our players, they are very incredibly disciplined. They really know about the situation.
“Sometimes it doesn’t work out and something happens. Now we’re in the situation we are in.
“All the rest is just between Mo [Salah] and me, and we have done that already. Things are fine.”
Klopp also confirmed injured pair Jordan Henderson (thigh) and Trent Alexander-Arnold (calf) will miss Sunday’s Premier League game against Leicester City. However Jurgen Klopp is hoping Fabinho will be fit again after missing the last three matches with a hamstring injury.