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Liverpool had to do a lot of adjusting to return to form when Sadio Mane returned from international duty with a hamstring injury earlier in the season. Now that he’s picked up another injury while away with Senegal, Liverpool will have to adjust again.

The Senegalese forward, 25, returned to Liverpool early as he has reportedly suffered another injury a few days after his return from a one month layoff.

Having made his comeback against West Ham United, Liverpool fans were delighted to welcome him back into the fold but it appears as though they could be at risk of being without him again.

As per freelance injury analyst, Ben Dinnery, in a tweet, the Senegalese FA have confirmed that Mane will return to England with an ‘old injury’ causing him trouble.

Whether it is the hamstring injury isn’t made entirely clear, but whatever the case is, Liverpool will want him back at Melwood as soon as possible in order to give him treatment with the hope that it’s a minor precaution and he’ll be available to face Southampton this weekend.

Jurgen Klopp has been battling injuries throughout the season thus far with Mane, Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Nathaniel Clyne all presenting selection problems for him, and so he’ll be delighted to eventually reach a point where he has an almost full-strength squad at his disposal.

As for Mane though, he’s registered three goals and four assists in just 10 games this season, underlining his importance to the team after a stellar campaign at Anfield last year.

Author: Yemi Olarinre