Liverpool FC forward, Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus which means he will miss the Reds’ trip to Aston Villa on Super Sunday.
This comes after Liverpool team-mate Thiago Alcantara who arrived this season from Bayern Munich also tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week.
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The English champions announced the development in a statement which also indicated that the Senegalese international will be quarantined as required. Reads the statement:
Sadio Mane has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines.
The forward, who started and scored in Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal, has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall.
However, like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool Football Club are – and will continue to – follow all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time.
Mane has had a perfect start to the current season having scored a brace in the 2-0 victory against Chelsea and one goal in Liverpool 3-1 victory against Arsenal.
More: Sky Sports