BBC Journalist Sends Liverpool Fans In To Meltdown With Rogue Sadio Mane Injury Tweet

By on April 26, 2018

Liverpool fans were given a scare this afternoon after a rogue tweet from a BBC journalist claimed Sadio Mane’s season had been ended by a hamstring injury.

Mane scored the third goal during Liverpool’s stunning 5-2 victory over AS Roma in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final at Anfield on Tuesday night.

The Senegalese international was able to complete the full ninety minutes and showed no sign of any discomfort at the Merseysiders put one foot in the final of Europe’s elite competition.

However, photographs emerged showing Mane visiting the Spire Hospital in Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon with reports claiming the attacker was walking with a limp sparking fears he had picked up an injury.

Those fears appeared to have been realised when BBC journalist Ben Smith sent out a tweet to his 244,000 followers this afternoon claiming that Mane had been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring problem.

Here is a screenshot of the tweet:

Understandably, this sparked a meltdown among Liverpool fans on the social media site as they thought another one of their key men had been ruled out with an untimely injury.

Losing Mane would have been a nightmare, especially as Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s season has been ended by a knee injury injury and Liverpool have one foot in the Champions League final.

However, Liverpool fans were soon breathing a huge sigh of relief as Ben Smith swiftly deleted the tweet and claimed that someone had messed around with his phone to try and cause a stir on Twitter.

The jokers certainly achieved their objective but Liverpool fans won’t be laughing just yet as there is still a concern over Mane’s visit to hospital yesterday and he wasn’t spotted at training this afternoon so something is certainly up.

Jurgen Klopp is due to give his pre-match press conference tomorrow ahead of Liverpool’s clash with Stoke on Saturday so no doubt he’ll offer an update on Mane’s condition.

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