During an African Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia, Sadio Mane was substituted as a precaution due to the winger being tired.
Meanwhile, on Twitter, just about every Liverpool fan online went into meltdown. The Senegalese winger is very important to the Red’s attack and fans know this.
Liverpool fans overreacting, again
Sadio Mané came off for Senegal after 66 minutes today. Pre-caution according to @Galsenfoot
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) September 3, 2016
Let’s hope Sadio Mané is ok. I despise the international break, it always damages us
— Indigo 🉐 (@IndigoLFC) September 3, 2016
“What’s happening on Twitter?”… ‘Sadio Mane has picked up a knee injury on international duty’… pic.twitter.com/KLMSZfUF3S
— KopRich (@KopRich90) September 3, 2016
If Sadio Mané is actually injured I won’t make Christmas. All the best
— James (@arghappy) September 3, 2016
Sadio Mane came off injured in Senegal’s 2-0 AFCON qualifier win over Namibia tonight. Not sure of severity, but never a good thing. #LFC
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) September 3, 2016
If mane is injured I kms, it really is that simple
— Ace Trainer Callum (@LFCallum) September 3, 2016
So Mane is apparently injured pic.twitter.com/LfE5xdxA4C
— Amber (@AmberCarrollx) September 3, 2016
This is where Liverpool’s recent transfer window will come undone. Klopp bought seven players this summer, four of which are first team quality. However, Mane was the only signing that contributes in the final third, and with him injured it would leave Liverpool lacking in pace.
When Mane was out for the Burnley game, the Reds struggled hugely with penetration and found themselves losing 2-0 to a newly-promoted team.
The former-Southampton man offers pace and running in behind the opposition, but if Mane got injured there isn’t anyone else at Liverpool who offers the same speed in attack.