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Mane returning early to Liverpool after recurrence of injury

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Kristopher Love | 13 November, 2017, 16:25

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has admitted his concern after Sadio Mane's early release from worldwide duty due to more hamstring trouble.

The 25-year-old starred for the Lions of Teranga against South Africa on Friday evening as they secured Soccer World Cup qualification after a 2-0 victory.

Mane was sidelined for five matches with a hamstring injury, only returning to action in the Premier League win over West Ham on November 4.

Mane has only recently returned from a separate injury he sustained during the previous global break, but Liverpool are once again sweating over the fitness of one of their key players.

"He's fit to play - the only thing I would ask for is if they can make it in the first game it would be cool if he could come back".

The Senegalese Football Federation informs the national and worldwide opinion that following the match South Africa against Senegal Friday, November 10, 2017 in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane was slightly felt from his old injury. He has returned to Melwood to be assessed by the club's medical staff and continue his recovery.

However, the Senegalese Football Association's update regarding Mane's fitness is likely to upset Jurgen Klopp, who was hoping to get his player back fully fit going into one of the busiest periods of the season.

The club will now have a nervy wait to find out whether the winger has suffered any serious damage, as they prepare for Saturday's game with Mane's former side Southampton.