Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane injured his hamstring once again, and Jurgen Klopp admits the club is concerned with the forward’s setback
The Senegal forward has been sent back to Liverpool after he suffered a setback on his hamstring injury which forced him to sit in October
Since Senegal have secured their spot in the World Cup after they defeated South Africa 2-0, the forward returned to England, allowing Liverpool to assess and monitor the player. The Reds’ manager would need his attacker against Southampton this weekend.
Mane reportedly felt a slight pain in the same muscles that were injured earlier this season, and Klopp is now concerned about his player.
“Specifically, on him returning to Melwood early to be with us: obviously it is a concern that the hamstring injury is again on the agenda and it will be critical for us to monitor and manage that in the coming days,” the manager said.
“At this stage, we haven’t seen Sadio yet to properly assess the extent, but what is clear is that we will have to stay on top of this for the rest of the week and make sure we are careful in how we look after him.”
“There has been really strong communication between ourselves and the Senegal team management to ensure the player is properly protected and looked after,” Klopp explained.
“We respect how important he is for Senegal and therefore it must always be the case that they get to make the decision when he is under their care.”
The coach concluded by emphasizing how important Mane is for the team, and said the forward will get the best treatment possible.
“So, in this moment all I can really say with certainty is that we will assess Sadio as soon as he lands back in the country and make decisions on what rehab and treatment gives him the best chance of being back fit and strong for the important fixtures we have coming.”