Liverpool have been subjected to yet another setback, as Sadio Mane, who recently returned to Premier League action from a suspension and a minor injury, suffered another injury during the international break, and is now set to miss another six weeks.
Mane played a key role in Senegal’s 2-0 victory against South Africa, helping his team qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 16 years. But in the process, the 25-year-old seems to have aggravated his injury.
Therefore, the Senegalese Football Federation allowed the pacy winger to return to Merseyside following discussions regarding his injury with Liverpool’s medical staff.
In an interview, a source from Senegalese Football Federation stated: “The Senegalese Football Federation informs the national and international opinion that, following the match South Africa against Senegal on Friday, November 10, 2017, in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane was slightly felt from his old injury.
“After consultations between the medical staff of the national team of Senegal and Liverpool, it was decided by mutual agreement to make it available to his club to continue treatment until full recovery.”
Mane’s return from his previous injury had seen a struggling Liverpool win convincingly against West Ham a week ago. While the Reds’ manager, Jurgen Klopp, is well-covered with options in his squad, Mane is arguably the side’s most important player alongside Philippe Coutinho, and his loss will definitely be felt on the pitch.
Written by Himangshu Das
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