Sadio Mané suffered a dead leg and injured knee against Chelsea

Sadio Mané suffered a dead leg and injured knee against Chelsea

Liverpool’s Sadio Mané suffered a dead leg in the second half of The Reds’ 2-1 win at Chelsea on Sunday.

Mané was replaced by James Milner in the 71st minute at Stamford Bridge after Liverpool’s number 10 had received a “knock on the bone” according to Jurgen Klopp.

When asked about Mané’s injury after the game, Klopp said:

“It was a knock on the bone, around the knee, and a dead leg – that’s an awful combination.

“He tried everything but I think you saw, there was one counter situation when he really tried and I would say on a non-dead-leg day he will get that ball, but no chance and then we say ‘come on, now we have to do it’ and changed. That’s it.”

Mané has scored four Premier League goals already this season, making him the club’s joint-top scorer along with Mohamed Salah.

The Senegalese striker was always going to be rested for Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup fixture at MK Dons. He will be in a race to be match-fit for Liverpool’s Premier League trip to Sheffield United in the early game next Saturday, however.

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