Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed this afternoon that attacker Sadio Mane is closing on a return to the club’s first-team.
Mane, who notched an impressive 13 goals and 5 assists in 27 Premier League appearances for the Reds last season, suffered a season-ending injury during the Merseyside derby on April 1st, with the meniscus problem having kept the Senegalese international on the sidelines ever since.
On the mend
The former Southampton standout’s absence was keenly felt by the Reds in Liverpool’s season run-in, with the added dimension of pace and power provided by Mane proving crucial to the Anfield side’s successes all season-long.
However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has provided a positive update on the 25-year-old’s condition this afternoon, revealing that his recovery from injury is progressing very well and that he hopes to have the winger available for the club’s upcoming trip to Germany.
Speaking to Liverpool’s official website, the German tactician explained:
‘Sadio is on the way back. The plan is he will come with us to Germany.’
‘The plan is he trains completely normally with us when we are back in England.’
‘We have been waiting long enough for him now! He is around [Melwood] all of the time and is in pretty good shape.’
‘Unfortunately he was not ready to train, but he looked good, it [the injury] looks good and so now he should be fine when we get back.’