After Sadio Mane was withdrawn during an AFCON qualifier against Namibia, fans unravelled believing the winger had picked up a serious injury.
Liverpool’s £36 million signing has become so vital to the club that when, as a precaution, the Senegal attacker was withdrawn during an African Cup of Nations qualifier, fans lost their minds on social media.
Such was the downward spiral that you’d have thought the end was nigh.
Alas, it’s just Twitter.
The Telegraph claims that Mane reported for training this morning as was expected of him, and that there is nothing wrong with the forward. The former Southampton man should feature against Leicester on the weekend and will be vital to any hopes of victory that Liverpool will harbour.
When rumours initially emerged that Mane would make a switch to Liverpool, many fans were dismayed as they were of the opinion that the number 19 doesn’t have the necessary quality to play for Liverpool. As it turns out, however, Mane is perfect for Liverpool and under Klopp he is just the type of player required.
Many pundits have tipped the winger to have a stunning season, including Danny Murphy and Thierry Henry. I too, back him – and that’s what really counts.