Liverpool manager provides injury update on €150m-rated attacker

In an otherwise good night for the German tactician, with Reds beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 away from home, Sadio Mane’s injury was a major concern. Senegal international was forced off in the first half of their PL clash with UCL hopefuls Wolves moments after trying to link up with partner Mohamed Salah for a counter-attack.

Rather than continuing to chase the ball, he wandered towards the touchline, went to ground and was soon taken off. There were no visible signs he was in severe pain, but he did head straight down the tunnel to receive treatment a worrying sight for anyone associated with the PL leaders.

Jurgen Klopp was quizzed on his star player’s injury in the immediate aftermath of the match in which Roberto Firmino’s late winner settled proceedings after earlier goals from Jordan Henderson and Raul Jimenez and confirmed it was a ‘muscle tweak’.

‘Mane is a real shame he had to go off. Hopefully, it’s not too bad only a muscle tweak, but we will see tomorrow.’ Jurgen added that he expects to be without his star attacker for games with Hammers and Southampton next week.

‘It’s difficult enough. Sunday Shrewsbury, Wednesday West Ham United, Saturday Southampton. That’s tough,’ Jurgen said.

‘We have to find solutions for all the matches, and that’s probably without Mane.’ On the title race, Jurgen said: ‘It’s over when it’s over, not before. ‘So why should we think about it? Let’s carry on. It’s tough enough. We have to find solutions for the different matches then we will see.’