Liverpool will be without Sadio Mane for their game against Brighton tomorrow.
The Senegalese winger has missed several training sessions after picking up a knock against Chelsea.
Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Mane’s injury is not a recurring one.
Klopp said: “We will see. It is not the same injury. It’s a fresh problem.”
The Liverpool winger is still expected to return in time for the Champions League final against Real Madrid towards the end of this month.
The Reds cannot afford to lose any more star players at this stage of the season. Klopp is already without Emre Can, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Joe Gomez and Joel Matip.
Liverpool fans will be worried about Mane’s fitness and they will be hoping for a swift recovery now. The 25-year-old has been exceptional all season and his absence will be a big blow against Brighton. Mane has scored 19 goals for the Reds this season.
Sunday’s game is crucial to Liverpool as far as Champions League qualification is concerned. They cannot afford to lose against Brighton.
Here is how the Liverpool fans reacted to Sadio Mane’s injury news on Twitter.
I wouldn’t risk Mané against Brighton but I’d 100% play Mané with one leg against Real Madrid.
— – ?? (@AnfieldRd96) May 11, 2018
SERIOUSLY. can we go one week without a new one? FFS
— Ray (@red_ray7) May 12, 2018
More injuries what a joke nobody will be left for final ?
— Stacey Peaks ??????? (@GbArmy) May 11, 2018
My heart stopped
— Hasmeet (@HasmeetM) May 11, 2018
Please say he’s available for the final.
— Harry (@HD57899489) May 11, 2018
Mane has a knock pic.twitter.com/E6Yc4xGPDu
— Ste Hoare (@stehoare) May 11, 2018
Is our injury luck taking the pissssssss
— Hames Milner (@magesticmilner) May 11, 2018
Better be joking
— Fletcher (@fletcher_dyer) May 11, 2018
Liverpool way. Nothing will go smooth
— shean chee (@choonsheanchee) May 11, 2018