Football Liverpool striker Sadio Mane tests positive for COVID

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane tests positive for COVID

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane has become the second player to test positive this week for the coronavirus at the English Premier League champions. Photo: AAP
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Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has tested positive for COVID-19, the Premier League champions have announced.

The news follows the positive test of midfielder Thiago Alcantara, who is already self-isolating.

In a statement on their website, Liverpool said Mane had “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,” the club said.

The player provided an update via Instagram on Friday night: “I tested positive but I am feeling good and not showing heavy symptoms. I will begin my quarantine and recovery process immediately.”

Mane, who scored in Monday’s Premier League win over Arsenal, will therefore miss the weekend trip to Aston Villa.

-with AAP