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Liverpool forward Sadio Mane tests positive for Coronavirus

Senegalese international Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently self-isolating.

The 28-year-old Liverpool forward has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall.

“Sadio Mane has tested positive for Covid-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines,” Liverpool said in a statement.

“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’s enforced isolation will also affect his international commitments after Mane was named in Senegal’s squad for their upcoming friendlies against Morocco and Mauritania.

The African Footballer of the Year has been in fine form this season, scoring both goals in Liverpool’s win over Chelsea before also netting against the Gunners.

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