Sadio Mane has returned to Liverpool ahead of schedule after a potential recurrence of his “old injury”.
Mane travelled to South Africa with Senegal on Friday for a crucial World Cup qualification game.
Senegal secured the victory they needed to reach the finals in Russia next summer, with Mane playing the full 90 minutes.
The forward assisted Diafra Sakho’s opening goal in a fine performance, but Senegal claim that it may have come at a cost.
The Lions of Teranga, which is a brilliant nickname, released a statement concerning the 25-year-old, who has been released from international duty amid injury concerns.
‘The Senegalese Football Federation informs the national and international opinion that, following the match South Africa against Senegal on Friday, November 10, 2017, in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane was slightly felt (sic) from his old injury,’ the statement read.
‘After consultations between the medical staff of the national team of Senegal and Liverpool, it was decided by mutual agreement to make it available to his club to continue treatment until full recovery.’