Sadio Mané is on course in his recovery from a knee injury he suffered last season but won’t feature in Liverpool’s domestic pre-season friendlies.
Last season, during a Merseyside derby in April, Sadio Mané injured his knee and subsequently missed the remainder of the season. The injury required surgery and the forward spent the summer recovering in order to return in time for the 2017/18 season.
According to the club’s official website, Sadio Mané will return to training with his teammates within the next 10 days as he is on course in his recovery.
While he will miss pre-season fixtures against Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic, Mané is certain to feature in Hong Kong, Germany and Dublin before the Premier League season begins in August.
Last season, Mané was directly involved in 18 goals, scoring 13 and setting up 5 for teammates and will be buzzing to link up with new signing Mohamed Salah.
The Egyptian winger is a top attacking talent and, despite many fans ruing Liverpool’s failure or lack of an attempt to sign Alexandre Lacazette, an attacking triumvirate of Salah, Firmino and Mané will be more than enough next season.
Liverpool signed Mané last summer for £34m to add more pace to the side and the Senegalese didn’t disappoint. In fact, despite being the only attacking player in the side capable of really beating a defender for pace, Mané changed the dynamic of Liverpool’s attack.
Adding Salah into the equation, a player believed to be as fast as an Olympic sprinter, will only serve to make Liverpool a more frightening attacking outfit.
This is before you even begin to consider that Philippe Coutinho will be pulling the strings from deep as a deep-lying playmaker.
There’s little doubt that next season will see an abundance of goals scored by Liverpool and if Jürgen Klopp can sign his defensive targets, the Reds will be a top class outfit.
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