Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and, Liverpool have reported, is self-isolating.
Mane has shown minor symptoms and will go into quarantine for the necessary time, ruling him out of Sunday’s meeting with Aston Villa, the Premier League champions said.
The next game for Liverpool after the international break is the October 17 Merseyside derby against Everton.
Mane is the second Reds squad member to have contracted COVID-19, with this week’s new signing Thiago Alcantara also testing positive.
A Liverpool statement read: “Sadio Mane tested positive for COVID-19 and, according to the required guidelines, is currently self-isolating.”
“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.”