Jurgen Klopp telephoned Sadio Mane to check on his fitness after initial reports that he had suffered a knee injury on international duty.
There was panic amongst Liverpool fans when Mane was withdrawn after an hour of Senegal’s 2-0 win over Namibia.
‘There were initially some suggestions he’d suffered a knee injury. Indeed, such was the anxiety of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp he called the player on Sunday afternoon to get his own update,’ says the Daily Telegraph.
Sadio Mane creating levels of anxiety/relief among Liverpool fans that it took Luis Suarez best part of two seasons to generate. Some going.
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) September 5, 2016
Liverpool issued an update to the press that Mane told Klopp that he was 100% fit to face Leicester this weekend, and then he returned to Melwood as planned on Monday.
How will fans cope when he goes on African Cup of Nations duty in January? They were very poor against Burnley when he was unavailable, while he was Liverpool’s most potent attacking threat against Tottenham last week.