Liverpool Striker Sadio Mane Tests Positive For Coronavirus

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Liverpool have been hit by another shocker ahead of their Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Sunday after their Star forward Sadio Mane tested positive for coronarvirus.


Also, new signing Thiago Alcantara was confirmed positive for the virus last week and missed their two clashes with Arsenal.


With this development, Jurgen Klopp’s side are now set to go into the weekend fixture without star attacker Mane after he was confirmed as also testing positive.


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According to Liverpool, the striker “has displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall“


The Senegal international is self-isolating and will be out of action for at least 10 days as a result.


With the international break coming up, he is likely to be back in time for the Merseyside derby on October 17.


Mané began his professional career with Ligue 2 club Metz at age 19, but he departed after a solitary season to join Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg in 2012 for a fee of €4 million, winning a league and cup domestic double in the 2013–14 season.


Later that summer, Mané transferred to English club Southampton for a club record fee of £11.8 million. There, he set a new Premier League record for the fastest hat-trick, scored in 176 seconds in a 6–1 win over Aston Villa in 2015.

He signed for fellow Premier League side Liverpool in 2016, for a reported fee of £34 million. With Liverpool, Mané helped them reach back-to-back UEFA Champions League Finals in 2018 and 2019, winning the latter.

He also finished as the league’s joint-top goalscorer in the 2018–19 season, winning the Premier League Golden Boot.


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