Liverpool star Sadio Mane Confirms Positive for Coronavirus
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and the African player of the year is currently self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had tested positive for Covid-19. The club has, however, said the Senegal winger has “displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall”.
28-year-old Sadio Mane played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday and scored the equalizing goal but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties by the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool’s website added: “Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are – and will continue to – following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time.”
Sadio Mane has so far scored three goals for the Anfield club this season, but he will now miss the Premier League game against Aston Villa on Sunday prior to the international break. He is likely to be fit for their club’s first Merseyside derby at Everton on the 17th of October after the international break.