Sadio Mane latest – late decision expected on weekend game

Sadio Mane remains in contention for Liverpool’s game with Southampton at Anfield on Saturday with a decision on his participation likely to go down to the wire.

The winger returned to Merseyside after Senegal’s 2-0 win over South Africa to seal their qualification for next summer’s World Cup, with the Senegal Football Federation (SFF) admitting the 25-year-old had suffered a slight recurrence of an old hamstring injury.

Mane missed a month of action at Anfield but returned ahead of schedule with the injury, playing in his side’s 4-1 win at West Ham, before helping his nation to their first World Cup since 2002.

Jurgen Klopp welcomes Sadio Mane back to training at Melwood on November 2, 2017 
(Image: (Photo by John Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images))


After a full 90 minutes for his country however, Mane returned to Melwood on Tuesday, with Jurgen Klopp admitting he had ‘concern’ over the situation.

But the injury is not seen as being serious and there is still hope that he might play some part in the squad on Satuirday.

Mane will miss team training today and most likely tomorrow but a return on Friday could see him play some part against his old club on Saturday.

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