Sadio Mane injury update
Liverpool fans have been worried about star forward Sadio Mane ever since he was forced out of last weekend’s Merseyside derby with Everton with a knee problem.
After the match, Jurgen Klopp was non-committal about the impact of Mane’s injury, which allowed optimists to hope that the injury may not have been as bad as first thought.
On Tuesday morning, however, the English press are reporting on the Senegalese international’s health, and it’s not good news.
How long is he out for?
Liverpool take on Bournemouth at Anfield on Wednesday night in the Premier League and Mane is definitely out. The bigger question is whether he’ll return to action this season.
The Times tell their readers the following:
Liverpool are growing increasingly concerned over the fitness of Sadio Mane amid fears that the influential forward could miss the remainder of their push for a Champions League place.
That the joint has remained swollen is not a good sign and, at this stage, an operation has not been ruled out, which would bring his season to a close. Mane is not thought to have damaged his cruciate ligaments.
Liverpool are also without Adam Lallana after he picked up an injury on international duty with England.
See how the Mane update is presented in the Guardian below.