Klopp hopeful that Sadio Mane’s injury ‘isn’t serious’

Date published: Sunday 2nd April 2017 10:39

Jurgen Klopp has ruled Sadio Mane out of Liverpool’s next game against Bournemouth, but he admits that he is not sure what injury the forward has.

Mane looked to be in great pain when he was substituted during Liverpool’s Merseyside derby win over Everton on Saturday.

Klopp said after the game that the injury wasn’t just a knock or a tight muscle, but was more likely to be something more serious.

Mane’s absence is another huge blow to the Reds, given that fellow playmaker Adam Lallana is also currently out.

“When I saw him in the dressing room, it didn’t look like he’ll be ready for Wednesday,” Klopp told the club’s official site.

“We will see, hopefully it’s not that serious, but of course it’s not nothing and that makes our life not easier, I would say.

“I don’t want to speculate now. Obviously he has pain and it didn’t look like it’s only a knock or a muscle or something, but we have to wait.

“When I came in I was looking for him immediately and I saw him on the bed. He’d already had treatment, and it didn’t look like he felt really comfortable.”

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