Sa­dio Mane facing six weeks out with ham­string in­jury

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Liver­pool have an­nounced that Sa­dio Mane could be out for up to six weeks after pick­ing up an in­jury on in­ter­na­tional duty.

Mane was sub­sti­tuted late on in Sene­gal’s 2-0 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing vic­tory against Cape Verde on Satur­day.

On Tues­day af­ter­noon, Liver­pool con­firmed that the winger’s in­jury will side­line him for well over a month.

“Sa­dio Mane is facing a spell on the side­lines after sus­tain­ing a ham­string in­jury on in­ter­na­tional duty, Liver­pool FC can con­firm,” a club state­ment read.

“The winger was sub­sti­tuted 89 min­utes into Sene­gal’s 2-0 World Cup qual­i­fy­ing win over the Cape Verde Is­lands on Satur­day.

“And it has now been con­firmed that he picked up an in­jury dur­ing that fix­ture that could keep him out of ac­tion for up to six weeks.”

The devel­op­ment is a sig­nif­i­cant blow to Liver­pool’s as­pi­ra­tions in the Premier League and Cham­pi­ons League, with Mane be­ing in­te­gral to Jur­gen Klopp’s for­ward play.

The 25-year-old has played nine times for Liver­pool this sea­son after re­cov­er­ing from knee surgery, which cut short his ex­cel­lent first cam­paign at An­field.

The first game Mane will sit out is Manch­ester United’s visit to An­field on Satur­day af­ter­noon.

He has al­ready missed three do­mes­tic matches this sea­son after re­ceiv­ing a sus­pen­sion fol­low­ing his send­ing off at Manch­ester City last month.

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