The 24-year-old has returned to Merseyside after Senegal’s exit from the Africa Cup of Nations, and goes straight back into Jurgen Klopp‘s matchday squad.
Mane missed the decisive penalty in his country’s quarter-final defeat to Cameroon on Saturday, but told Klopp of his desire to feature as the Reds look to turn around their poor run of form.
Liverpool have lost their last three games, and defeat to league leaders Chelsea would be demoralising, with Klopp eager to secure the win.
Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum; Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino
Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Lucas, Moreno, Mane, Origi, Sturridge
Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill; Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso; Willian, Hazard, Costa
Substitutes: Begovic, Terry, Zouma, Chalobah, Fabregas, Pedro, Batshuayi