Sadio Mane limped off during the first half of Liverpool’s game against Wolves last night but the Reds still secured a 2-1 victory.
Jurgen Klopp’s side still had enough in the tank to come away from a tricky away assignment with their winning run intact before giving Sky Sports an update on Mane’s injury.
He said: “Sadio is a real shame he had to go off. Hopefully it’s not too bad – just a muscle tweak, but we will see tomorrow.
“That’s three games in seven days which is a lot. We lost Sadio Mane (to a hamstring injury) and that’s the pressure I think about. All the rest is no pressure. So just let’s carry on. We have to find solutions for all the different games. Let’s work on that, and that’s probably without Sadio.”
TBR’s View – A ‘tweak’ is not as bad as it looked for Mane
Harry Kane has suffered a hamstring injury which needed surgery and put a major dent in Tottenham’s season as well as leaving him sweating on Euro 2020.
Mane’s instant departure from the pitch clutching the same part of his body might have aroused fears among the Liverpool fans that he had suffered something similar.
Klopp’s description of a ‘tweak’ may then come as a relief. As he eludes to, Mane – just like lots of Premier League players – had a huge winter workload and injuries tend to be more commonplace in the wake of that.
The German looks to be planning for life without Mane for the time being and although it remains to be seen how long that is, the early prognosis does not sound as bad as it could have been.