Liverpool Star Passed Fit To Face West Ham But Striker Remains A Doubt
Sadio Mane has been passed fit for Liverpool’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Sunday but Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt for the game at Anfield
Sadio Mane has been passed fit for Liverpool’s Premier League clash against West Ham on Sunday but Daniel Sturridge remains a doubt for the game at Anfield, according to the Liverpool Echo.
Mane was a fitness concern after being forced off during the second half of Liverpool’s disappointing 4-3 defeat at Bournemouth on Sunday afternoon.
The Senegal international was seen limping during the game at the Vitality Stadium and Jurgen Klopp was eventually forced to bring on Adam Lallana in the 69th minute.
However, the Merseysiders have received a huge injury boost as the Liverpool Echo claim that Mane doesn’t have any serious injury problem and has been passed fit to face West Ham this weekend.
The newspaper reports that the 24-year-old was able to take park in training with the rest of the first team squad today during Liverpool’s two-day warm weather training camp in Barcelona.
The news will come as a welcome boost to Klopp as Mane has been a superb addition to the squad since arriving from Southampton in the summer with the attacker currently Liverpool’s top scorer with 7 goals so far this campaign.
There was more positive injury news for the Merseysiders with Joel Matip set to make a swift return after training today having missed the Bournemouth game with a minor ankle injury.
However, there is still a concern over Sturridge as the striker didn’t travel to Spain with the rest of the squad as he continues to nurse a calf injury that’s seen him miss the last three games.
The Echo say that Sturridge has instead stayed behind at Melwood to undergo treatment with the hope the striker will make good progress over the coming days to put himself in contention to face the Hammers.
If he is once again ruled out then Sturridge will sit out the game along with Philippe Coutinho – who’s out for at least another month with an ankle injury – and long-term injury victim Danny Ings.
Liverpool welcome West Ham to Anfield looking to bounce back from their defeat on the south coast last weekend which has left them sitting third in the Premier League table and four points adrift of leaders Chelsea.
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