Sadio Mane: gets coronavirus

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and will be missing in action against Aston Villa on Sunday.

The 28 year-old Senegal winger is the second player to test positive in recent days.

New signing, Thiago Alcantara also returned a positive result for Covid-19 this week.

Liverpool confirmed Mane had exhibited some “minor symptoms” of coronavirus but overall fells “in good health”.

And then Mane on Instagram issued a statement about his status:

“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
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“I will be back stronger than before! We will get through this together.”