Last night, Liverpool’s Twitter fanbase lost their minds when rumours emerged that the club’s Senegalese winger had picked up a knee injury during an AFCON qualifier.
Sadio Mane was on international duty with Senegal yesterday when, while playing against Namibia, the forward was substituted after 66 minutes having taken a knock, according to This is Anfield. It’s unknown whether or not the injury is serious or if Mane’s withdrawal was just a precaution against further injury.
The former Southampton man has shown his importance to Liverpool in his first three games for the club. His pace and speed have become pivotal to the side’s attacking hopes and his solo goal against Arsenal on opening day just highlighted what he could bring to Jurgen Klopp’s forward line.
The German will be worried about whether or not Mane will be fit enough for the Reds’ first game at Anfield this season. He will be sweating over whether or not the injury is serious or just a precaution, but there is still a week to go until the game and Mane is a resilient fella.