Sadio Mane becomes 2nd Liverpool star to contract COVID-19 after Thiago Alcantara

Sadio Mane becomes 2nd Liverpool star to contract COVID-19 after Thiago Alcantara

- Sadio Mane joins the list of Liverpool stars who have tested positive for COVID-19

- The 28-year-old showed a bit of the symptom but has now embarked on self-isolations

- This is coming a few days after Thiago Alcantara was also confirmed to have contracted the virus

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Liverpool forward Sadio Mane becomes the latest Premier League star to test positive for deadly coronavirus.

The 28-year-old attacker will not be a part of the Reds squad for this weekend's trip to Villa Park to battle Aston Villa.

Sources close to the player reveals that he is already in self-isolation in a bid to curb the spread of the infection.

This development came just three days after summer signing Thiago Alcantara was diagnosed with the same disease.

In a statement from the Merseyside club reveals the Senegal international showed some of the symptoms for COVID-19 but insisted the player is doing just fine.

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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.

The former Southampton star last featured for the Reds in Monday's 3-1 EPL victory over Arsenal at Anfield. He was however missing in their EFL Cup defeat to the Gunners a few days later.

Mane was instrumental to Jurgen Klopp's Premier League triumph last season after winning the title for the first time in over three decades.

Sadio Mane becomes 2nd Liverpool star to contract COVID-19 after Thiago Alcantara

Sadio Mane exchanging greetings with his strike partner Mohamed Salah. Getty Images.
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He also played a key role in their Champions League glory two seasons back.

Legit.ng earlier reported that Liverpool have confirmed that their summer signing, Thiago Alcantara has tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.

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Though not showing symptoms, the Spaniard has been asked to self-isolate in a bid to curb the spread of the virus.

The 29-year-old who helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League title last season joined the Reds on a four-year deal this transfer window.

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