The Reds winger becomes the second member of the squad to provide a positive test for Covid-19. Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool’s trip to Aston Villa after he became the latest Reds player to test positive for COVID-19.
Senegal forward is in self-isolation after his positive test, with Jurgen Klopp’s plans affected once more by the growing spectre of coronavirus.
According to the club, Mane has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall. Liverpool will already be without new signing Thiago Alcantara, whose positive Covid-19 test was confirmed on Monday, and now Mane will join the Spaniard on the sidelines.
Goal.com reported that as with Thiago, the decision to publicise the positive test is down to the player. Liverpool say the club has followed all necessary protocols, though the news will, of course, lead to fears of further positive tests going forward.