Liverpool star Sadio Mane has tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self-isolating.
He has become the second member of Jurgen Klopp’s squad to contract coronavirus after summer signing Thiago tested positive earlier this week.
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.
Thiago missed the Arsenal game after his own positive test and he and Mane will both be absent for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Aston Villa.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will hope to have both players available when Liverpool return to action after the international break in October 17’s Merseyside derby at Everton.