Liverpool's Sadio Mane facing six weeks out with hamstring injury

Lynette Rowe
October 11, 2017

The Reds winger was brought off by Senegal after 89 minutes of their 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde Islands on Saturday, and in an official club statement, Liverpool have confirmed that he has suffered a hamstring injury and is facing six weeks on the sidelines.

All told, the Senegal global is expected to miss at least nine matches in the league and Europe after being taken off late in the second half during Saturday's 2-0 win over Cape Verde.

Liverpool FC forward Sadio Mane will be unavailable for the visit of Huddersfield Town on October 28.

The injury was picked up during that same fixture and could keep him out of action for six weeks.

Strikers Daniel Sturridge and Dominic Solanke will also vie for a starting berth in Mane's absence, while Klopp may instead choose to deploy Philippe Coutinho higher up the pitch alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah in attack against United at Anfield.

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Mané has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances.

Liverpool average 2.2 Premier League goals with Mane in the team, compared to 1.6 goals in his absence, while he played for his country at the Nations Cup last January.

The 25-year-old is set to miss as many as five top-flight matches, including crunch showdowns with Manchester United and Tottenham, as well as two Champions League clashes against Maribor.

He has already missed three domestic matches this season after receiving a suspension following his sending off at Manchester City last month.

Mane was included in the 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon D'or which was released on Monday.

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