Liverpool have affirmed that Sadio Mane has tried positive for Covid and is currently self-isolating.
The Reds’ assailant joins Thiago Alcantara without anyone else detaching, with the two players to miss Sunday’s match at Aston Villa.
It’s right now hazy whether either will be accessible for the Merseyside derby after the worldwide break (Saturday, 17 October).
In a concise explanation on Friday night, Liverpool FC expressed:
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.
Writing on his Instagram, 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! We will get through this together
Liverpool are without Mane, Thiago, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Kostas Tsimikas and Joel Matip for Sunday’s match, however chief Jordan Henderson could return.
New marking Diogo Jota could get his first class start for the club in Mane’s nonattendance. Takumi Minamino would be Klopp’s other choice on the left of the front three.
Mane was because of get together with Senegal for the worldwide break one week from now, however probably will not do anymore so and stay on Merseyside.