Reds in a rush to get Mane man back
FRANCEVILLE: Liverpool hope to rush Senegal’s Sadio Mane back from the Africa Cup of Nations by a specially arranged charter plane so he will be available for tomorrow’s Premier League match against leaders Chelsea.
The forward was flying back from Gabon to Senegal’s capital Dakar with the rest of the squad yesterday and from there will take a charter to Liverpool.
Liverpool will then have to assess the player’s fitness before the crunch game at Anfield.
Mane’s participation in the tournament in Gabon ended on Saturday when he failed to score his penalty in the post-match shootout after their quarter-final tie against Cameroon had ended goalless.
Mane and his Senegal teammates were heavily fancied, but were unable to break down their opponents after two hours of football with the Liverpool player squandering several chances. – Reuters