Liverpool fans love teammates' reaction to Firmino's goal against Leicester

The striker tested positive while on international duty with Egypt but could now be in contention to face Atalanta on Wednesday night

Jota tested the keeper again and Evans headed against his own post as Liverpool should really have been out of sight before the hour mark.

Klopp said: "That's what I've heard".

"I liked the overall performance - the result and clean sheet". Tomorrow we have UEFA testing and I am pretty sure he will be in that.

The 29-year-old's goals appear to have dried up in the past year after he netted just once in the Premier League at Anfield last season, despite helping the Reds end their 30-year wait for top-flight glory.

Two other players from the Egyptian national team, Mohamed Elneny and Ahmed Hassan Kouka, have tested positive for the virus.

The news will come as a significant boost to the Reds boss, who saw Naby Keita join a growing injury list on Sunday.

And midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri did not even make the squad after it was discovered he had returned from global duty with yet another muscle problem.

Players will undergo a coronavirus test before facing Atalanta BC next Wednesday in the group stage of the Champions League, Klopp said, adding Salah will return to training Monday and may participate in the Atalanta match.

Klopp's side set a new club landmark of 64 home league matches without defeat - eclipsing the great team of the late 1970s and early 1980s - with Diogo Jota and Roberto Firmino on the scoresheet in a 3-0 win over Leicester after Jonny Evans' early own goal. He trained with us, and after that he felt it a little bit. Then we did a scan and they found he has an injury from five or six days ago.

"Nobody knew about it, not even Shaq, and so he was not able to be involved".

"It is incredible but all about the boys", Klopp said.

"The boys on the pitch performance-wise are incredible and that is the only reason for the number". "It is really hard to achieve something like this but when you think about how tight a lot of the games were the boys had to dig in and they did that". It is hard to set records at this club because our fathers and grandfathers were obviously pretty good.

As Firmino wheeled away in celebration in front of the Kop, it was clear to see how happy Liverpool's players were for their popular teammate.

"Look, my problem is that at the moment I spoke so much about football, I have so much to think about how we can play the next game and things like this".



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