Liverpool FC LIVE: How Klopp turned down Manchester United, plus Sadio Mane returns to Melwood after injury blow

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Mane to return to Melwood

Right, so here’s the story which has caused such consternation among Reds fans.

Sadio Mane has been released from international duty by Senegal. But he may have a recurrence of his hamstring injury.

Their FA issued a statement on Sunday evening which read:

The Senegalese Football Federation informs the national and international 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.

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.

Liverpool, then, will assess Mane’s condition upon his return to Merseyside today. They’ve had club physio Scott McAuley out in South Africa with him this week, so they have been monitoring closely.

Still five days before the Southampton game, but if there’s an injury then there will be a big row between club and country, you would think.

Let’s hope that is not the case!