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Liverpool forward Sadio Mané tests positive for Covid-19

Sadio Mané became the second Liverpool player to test positive for Covid-19 this week following Thiago Alcantara's test for the virus.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mané tests positive for Covid-19
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Liverpool forward Sadio Mané became the second player from the English Premier League champions to test positive for Covid-19 this week. The club said in a statement on Friday that the Senegalese, who scored in Monday's 3-1 league win over Arsenal, has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall.

Thiago in quarantine

On Tuesday, Liverpool's new midfield signing Thiago Alcántara tested positive and was also reported to be displaying minor symptoms. "Liverpool Football Club are – and will continue to – follow all protocols relating to COVID-19 and Mané will self-isolate for the required period of time," said the statement.