Sadio Mané will return to training with his teammates next week when they return from Hong Kong and will also travel to Germany for the Audi Cup as the Senegal attacker returns to full fitness.

A 25 man Liverpool squad has flown to Hong Kong to take part in the Premier League Asia Trophy but Sadio Mané remained at Melwood to continue his rehabilitation from a knee injury he suffered in April which required surgery.

The former Southampton man is on his way back to full fitness and Jürgen Klopp confirms that he will soon be fit to take part in the Reds’ pre-season programme.

Speaking to, Klopp said in Hong Kong, “Sadio is on the way back. The plan is he will come with us to Germany.

“The plan is he trains completely normally with us when we are back in England.

“We have been waiting long enough for him now! He is around [Melwood] all of the time and is in pretty good shape.

“Unfortunately he was not ready to train, but he looked good, it [the injury] looks good and so now he should be fine when we get back.”

Although Mané missed out on taking part in the Premier League Asia Trophy, the forward will be ready to travel to Germany and take part in the Audi Cup and will certainly be fit and firing come the first game of the Premier League season.

There is a lot of excitement as to what should be expected of a double threat of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané with both players blessed with exceptional pace, creative talent and an eye for goal.

Last season, the pair contributed to a combined 49 goals and Liverpool fans are practically frothing about witnessing that kind of attacking output during the 2017/18 season.

Although Mané had surgery on his knee, there are no concerns that the injury will affect his pace or his ability to play at all and he should be able to continue from where he left off in April.

Michael Mongie
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