Sadio Mane returns to Liverpool after suffering hamstring injury recurrence with Senegal

Sadio Mane returns to Liverpool after suffering hamstring injury recurrence with Senegal

Sadio Mane returns to Liverpool after suffering hamstring injury recurrence with Senegal

Mane suffered a recurrence of a hamstring injury whilst on global duty for Senegal on Friday, while full-back Clyne recently underwent back surgery and looks set for another three months on the sidelines.

Liverpool have received some bad news during the intenational break, as star winger Sadio Mane has suffered a hamstring injury while on duty for Senegal and has been sent back to Merseyside ahead of schedule.

Mane played in the win over South Africa on Friday, a result that secured Senegal's place at the World Cup, setting up Diafra Sakho's goal in the 2-0 victory in Polokwane.

Jurgen Klopp will now be sweating on reports from Liverpool's club doctors on Mane's health.

The pair both arrived from Southampton within a year of each other, Clyne for £12.5m in 2015 and Mane for £34m the following year as the pair have settled in well to life in Liverpool.

"Specifically on him returning to Melwood early to be with us; obviously it is a concern that the hamstring injury is again on the agenda and it will be critical for us to monitor and manage that in the coming days", Klopp told Liverpool's website. We respect how important he is for Senegal and therefore it must always be the case that they get to make the decision when he is under their care.

Mane has only just returned from a stint on the sidelines after picking up the muscle problem while playing for Senegal in October. He is so proud of his country and knows what a role model he is for them'.

Liverpool have won their last two Premier League matches after a three-game slide in which the defence made countless errors.

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