Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-isolating, the club have announced.
Mane, who started and scored in Monday’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal, displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall, according to Liverpool.
A club statement read: ‘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.’
In a statement posted on his Instagram account, Mane said: ‘Hello I’ve been tested positive but I am feeling good and not showing heavy symptoms. I will begin my quarantine and recovery process immediately.
‘Make sure that you stay safe and follow all rules to protect yourself and your loved ones to avoid a second wave of the COVID-19 Virus spreading all over the world
‘I will be back stronger than before!’
Mane is now the second member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad to contract coronavirus after summer signing Thiago Alcantara tested positive earlier this week.