Liverpool have confirmed that Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating.
The Reds’ attacker joins Thiago Alcantara by self-isolating, with both players to miss Sunday’s match at Aston Villa.
It’s currently unclear whether either will be available for the Merseyside derby after the international break (Saturday, 17 October).
In a brief statement on Friday night, Liverpool FC stated:
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.
Mane was due to join up with Senegal for the international break next week, but presumably will no longer do so and remain on Merseyside.