LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, April 1, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane injured during the FA Premier League match, against Everton the 228th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jurgen Klopp unsure of extent of Sadio Mane injury

Sadio Mane‘s second half injury was the only negative from Liverpool’s 3-1 win over Everton on Saturday, with the influential forward possibly facing a significant spell on the sidelines.

The Senegal international scored his 13th goal of the season to open the scoring, but suffered a serious looking injury early in the second half.

He was eventually replaced by Divock Origi in the 57th minute, having attempted to return to the pitch but then collapse to the ground.

Speaking in his post-match press conference, Jurgen Klopp said he had seen Mane in the changing room but wasn’t sure on the exact nature of the injury.

“It doesn’t look like he’ll be ready for Wednesday,” said Klopp, referring to the Reds’ home game against Bournemouth.

“Hopefully it’s not too serious. We will see.”

Asked what the injury is, Klopp said: “I don’t know exactly, and I don’t want to speculate. Doesn’t look like it’s just a knock. It didn’t look like he felt comfortable.”

On a more positive note, reporter Carl Markham reported that Mane walked out of Anfield showing that it may not be as bad as first feared – and most positively, he did not have a brace on.

Liverpool struggled in Mane’s absence when he was at the AFCON in January and will now be hoping he isn’t sidelined for the rest of the season.

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