The enigmatic Atletico Madrid striker indulged in some rather questionable antics when passing through the mixed zone at Anfield on Wednesday.

Diego Costa seemed to make light of coronavirus worries when passing through the mixed zone at the end of Atletico Madrid’s Champions League triumph over Liverpool.

The prior Chelsea striker watched 56 minutes of action through a thrilling European encounter at Anfield.

A competition edged by Atletico after extra-time produced fireworks on the area, but was performed against a backdrop of serious health issues it off.

The World Health Organisation has announced the Covid-19 outbreak for a worldwide pandemic, with the disease spreading to every corner of the planet.

Action has been taken by relevant authorities to attempt to contain the threat posed by coronavirus.

The intensity of the matter is apparent for all to see, but Costa seemed to make light of it on Wednesday.

The enigmatic Spain global was requested by the assembled media to stop and offer his thoughts on a 3-2 win for Atletico over reigning European champions Liverpool.

As opposed to give those in attendance a sound bite, Costa mockingly coughed in their way before walking off laughing.

Atletico was permitted to take 3,000 travelling fans together to Merseyside despite containment protocols being put in place across Europe.

Games in Italy have been postponed, with Serie A shut down for the near future, while Juventus defender Daniele Rugani is among those to have tested positive for coronavirus.

Similar measures have been taken in Spain by La Liga, with the following two matchdays delayed, whilst Real Madrid’s squad have been put at a 15-day quarantine after a member of their club basketball team contracted the Covid-19 virus.

Arsenal’s Premier League meeting with Manchester City was cancelled on Wednesday after it was disclosed that certain members of the Gunners’ staff had come into contact with Olympiacos proprietor Evangelos Marinakis — another supported provider of coronavirus — through a Europa League meeting between the two clubs.

English football as a whole is yet to take action which mirrors that of other sporting bodies around the world, but there are suggestions that they’ll soon be left without a choice.

Many matches contained a lot from the Champions League, which are already occurring behind closed doors.