Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Sadio Mane sent home from Senegal duty over injury concerns

Sadio Mane sent home from Senegal duty over injury concerns

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And, unfortunately, the 25-year-old has sustained a recurrence of that same issue during Friday's World Cup qualifier with South Africa which prompted Senegal management to allow him to return to Merseyside for treatment.

Liverpool are facing a major dilemma ahead of their game against Southampton on Saturday (18 November) after the Senegal Football Association revealed that the hamstring injury that Sadio Mane sustained while on worldwide duty in October could have recurred.

A statement from the Senegal Football Federation on Sunday read, "Following the match, South Africa against Senegal Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane slightly felt his old injury".

Liverpool say Mane is due back at their Melwood training complex on Tuesday and Klopp is anxious to discover the extent of the problem.

"There has been really strong communication between ourselves and the Senegal team management to ensure the player is properly protected and looked after". He is so proud of his country and recognises what a role model he is for them.

"He's fit to play - the only thing I would ask for is if they can make it in the first game it would be cool if he could come back".

The Reds forward sustained the injury during the previous worldwide break and was expected to be sidelined for up to four weeks.

The club will now have a nervy wait to find out whether the winger has suffered any serious damage, as they prepare for Saturday's game with Mane's former side Southampton.

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