Liverpool might be worried about Sadio Mane’s fitness after the forward broke his left thumb on Monday.
The pacy attacker was taken to the hospital after damaging his hand during Senegal’s preparation for the return fixture of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.
Sadio Mane was taken to the hospital this afternoon due to a minor injury in his hand ahead of Senegal's game against Sudan. pic.twitter.com/xOIoZmWMKK— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) October 15, 2018
Mane played a crucial part in the Teranga Lions’ 3-0 defeat of Sudan on Saturday but he is expected to miss Tuesday’s return leg in Khartoum as a precautionary step.
Sadio Mane has broken this left thumb in training with Senegal national team, his injury could get worse if he played. He's expected to miss the game vs. Sudan and Liverpool's clash against Huddersfield in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/U8weZuucy7 — Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) October 15, 2018
The former Southampton player joins Mohamed Salah [muscle injury] and Virgil van Dijk [rib issue] on the Reds’ injury list ahead of Saturday’s Premier League meeting against Huddersfield Town.
So far, the 26-year-old has been a key part of the Reds' season with four goals in 11 appearances this season.