Liverpool Star To Miss Key Man Utd & Tottenham Games After Suffering Injury Blow

By on October 10, 2017

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Sadio Mane is set to miss up to eight games including matches against Manchester United and Tottenham after picking up a hamstring injury, Liverpool have confirmed today.

Mane was forced off during the closing stages of Senegal’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over the Cape Verde Islands on Saturday after suffering a hamstring problem.

The winger returned to Liverpool to undergo further assessment and the club have been sweating over the results of a scan but the Merseysiders have now confirmed the bad news.

A statement on Liverpoolfc.com today revealed that Mane has suffered a serious hamstring injury and is expected to be on the sidelines for around six weeks.

The statement read:

“Sadio Mane is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty, Liverpool FC can confirm.

And it has now been confirmed that he picked up an injury during that fixture that could keep him out of action for up to six weeks.”

The news will come as a major blow to Liverpool as Mane has been a key player for the club since joining from Southampton in the summer of 2016.

The 25-year-old has scored three goals in his five Premier League appearances so far this campaign and his absence will be a huge blow to Liverpool over the coming weeks.

Mane will not only miss Saturday’s crucial showdown with Manchester United but he’ll also sit out further league games against Tottenham, Huddersfield, West Ham and Southampton.

The attacker will also miss Liverpool’s Champions League’s matches against Maribor [twice] and Sevilla while he’ll be facing a race against time to return for the visit of Chelsea to Anfield at the end of November.

Mane’s absence could open the door for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to stake his claim for a regular starting spot as the midfielder has struggled to make an impression since joining from Arsenal in the summer.

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