Norwich & Chelsea: Sadio Mane’s Anfield comeback timetable confirmed

Norwich & Chelsea

Liverpool kick off the new Premier League campaign against Norwich City on August 9th.

Norwich are back in the top-flight after the Canaries won the Championship last term.

As for Liverpool, they are looking to go one-better in the league this season, as Jurgen Klopp aims to win the title.

However, Liverpool’s focus at the start of the season is somewhat split.

After taking on Norwich, the Reds face Chelsea in the UEFA Super Cup.

Liverpool, of course, won the Champions League last season, beating Spurs in the final.

Chelsea are the reigning Europa League holders after they beat Arsenal in last season’s showpiece.

Sadio Mane’s Anfield comeback timetable confirmed

Senegal star Sadio Mane is now on vacation following the African Cup of Nations.

The Liverpool star posted the following update on Instagram over the weekend.


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with my brothers 🙌🙌

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Algeria beat Senegal in the AFCON final last week.

On Monday, Liverpool have confirmed when they expect to see Mane back at Anfield for the new season.

As posted on the club’s website, Jurgen Klopp said:

He is in good shape.

Obviously they had a celebration in Senegal and I’m happy about that because it showed that they respect the competition and saw the second place as a success, which is nice.

He is now on holiday, not the longest one – he will be back on August 5, after the Manchester City game. That means he had two weeks. There is four or five days to prepare for Norwich, 10 days for Chelsea [in the UEFA Super Cup].

Also see: Man United overtake Liverpool & Arsenal in race to sign Nicolas Pepe – Sunday Times.

Arsenal: Kieran Tierney & Dani Ceballos transfer updates from the Telegraph.