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Liverpool hope Sadio Mane will avoid a rib injury in Senegal

Liverpool ‘expect Sadio Mane to avoid a rib injury’ after the striker was substituted in Senegal’s draw with Togo … while coach Aliou Cisse insists the elimination of the star man was ‘a precaution’

  • Liverpool are sweating over Sadio Mane’s fitness after he was substituted
  • The forward is out of international service with the Senegal team
  • Mane was substituted after being hit in the ribs during a 1-1 draw with Togo
  • Coach Aliou Cisse says his dismissal was simply a precaution and was not serious


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Liverpool are reportedly hopeful that Sadio Mane will return from the international break in good health, despite being substituted during Senegal’s 1-1 draw with Togo.

Mane was hit in the ribs during the game and left the field with a grimace soon after.

Mane was quickly replaced by Villarreal’s Boulaye Dia in the 28th minute, after showing signs of pain after an aerial challenge.

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane was forced to retire 28 minutes into Senegal's clash with Togo.

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane was forced to retire 28 minutes into Senegal’s clash with Togo.

The scenes sparked fears among Liverpool’s fan base, though Senegal moved to ease concerns after first-team coach Aliou Cisse came out to confirm to reporters after the match that all was well.

Cisse said: ‘We took it out as a precaution and there is nothing serious.’

Now, Liverpool are said to be hoping that one of their three deadly attackers’ tridents has prevented further trouble, as reported by the Athletic.

Liverpool is said to currently have no plans to bring Mane back to Merseyside early from international service, but will wait to see how the issue is resolved.

Mane is back in top form this season and Liverpool expect him to return injury free

Mane is back in top form this season and Liverpool expect him to return injury free

Mane is back in top form this season and Liverpool expect him to return injury free

Senegal have already won their group and Mane is unlikely to appear in Sunday’s game against Congo.

The Reds no longer have Roberto Firmino, who is expected to miss more than a month with a hamstring injury suffered during the recent Champions League game with Atlético de Madrid.

The Reds have a packed schedule after the international break.

They will hope to bounce back from their first loss of the season to West Ham when they play Arsenal at Anfield next weekend.

They currently do not have several key players with Firmino, Curtis Jones, James Milner, Naby Keita and Harvey Elliott who have missed recent games.

Jurgen Klopp will hope that Mane does not miss any playing time with Roberto Firmino already out

Jurgen Klopp will hope that Mane does not miss any playing time with Roberto Firmino already out

Jurgen Klopp will hope that Mane does not miss any playing time with Roberto Firmino already out

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