Liverpool FC star sent back to Melwood from national duty after injury scare

Sadio Mane has been sent back to Liverpool FC for assessment after suffering an injury scare on international duty

The Sport Review staff
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Sadio Mane has been sent back to Liverpool FC for assessment after he suffered an injury setback while on international duty with Senegal.

The Senegalese Football Federation released a statement on Sunday evening confirming that the attacker had returned back to Melwood to have his fitness monitored.

The statement did not confirm the extent of the problem and it would seem that the move was more precautionary than anything else.

The statement from the FSF read: “The Senegalese Football Federation informs national and international opinion that following the match between South Africa and Senegal on Friday, November 10, 2017 in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane was slightly affected by his old injury.

“After consultations between the medical staff of the national team of Senegal and Liverpool, it was decided by mutual agreement to make him available to his club to continue treatment until full recovery.”

Mane was in top form for Liverpool before the international break as he helped to inspire the Reds to a 4-1 victory over West Ham United on his return from injury.

Liverpool fans will certainly be hoping that Mane’s setback is not serious and that he will be available for selection when the Reds host Southampton at Anfield on Saturday.

The Merseyside outfit head into that game in fifth place in the Premier League table and 12 points behind leaders Manchester City after 11 games of the new campaign.

Mane, who had been missing with a muscular problem, has scored three goals and made two assists for Jurgen Klopp’s men in six appearances in the top flight so far this season.

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