Egypt and Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah says he will soon be back playing football, days after he tested positive for COVID-19.
The 28-year-old stated this in a tweet on Tuesday evening, making his first public comment since contracting the virus.
The Egyptian FA confirmed that Salah tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday.
According to the FA, the player tested positive twice for the virus and is now in self-isolation.
He was on international duty when he tested positive, with the Egyptian national team doctor, Mohamed Abou Elela saying he has been showing “mild coronavirus symptoms”.
Reassuring his fans, Salah expressed gratitude to everyone who showed him support through messages and well wishes.
He wrote, “I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes. I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon.”
I’d like to thank everyone for the supportive messages and well wishes. I’m confident I’ll be back on the field soon 💪
— Mohamed Salah (@MoSalah) November 17, 2020
Salah is likely to miss out as Liverpool face Premiefè4raratrooor League leaders Leicester City on Sunday, but he’ll be aiming to return in time to face Atalanta in the Champions League next Wednesday or Brighton next weekend.