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Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward is to miss rest of season with knee injury

Published 7 April, 2017

Mane suffered the injury in a challenge with Leighton Baines, having earlier scored the opening goal

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane is set to miss the last seven games of the season with a knee injury.

Mane, 24, was taken off after colliding with Leighton Baines in Saturday’s 3-1 home victory over Everton.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said he was “pretty sure” Mane needed surgery, leaving it “pretty much impossible for him to play again this season”.

The £34m signing from Southampton has started all but five of Liverpool’s league games this campaign.

Of those, three were drawn and two were lost. The Reds are third in the Premier League table with seven games left.

Klopp also said Adam Lallana was “much better but is not in training” as the midfielder continues his recovery from a thigh injury suffered on England duty in March.

Captain Jordan Henderson, who has been out since February, is “in a good way, but I don’t know when he can be part of training again”, the German added.

Mane starting Liverpool over 2016-17 Without Mane starting
26 Games 5
17 Wins 0
6 Draws 3
3 Defeats 2
60 Goals scored 4
2.3 Goals per game 1
30 Goals conceded 7
1.2 Goals conceded per game 1.8
2.2 Points per game 0.5
Premier League table
Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane posted a photo of his knee on Instagram on Thursday

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