WATFORD, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 12, 2017: Liverpool's Sadio Mane looks dejected after missing a chance during the FA Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“This will feel like 6 years”, “Will Ox step up?” – Liverpool fans react to Sadio Mane’s injury

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is set to miss the next six weeks, and likely nine games, with a hamstring injury picked up on duty with Senegal.

Mane played 89 minutes in his nation’s 2-0 win away to Cape Verde on Saturday evening, and it has since been confirmed he has suffered a serious injury.

The 25-year-old will miss Saturday’s home clash with Man United, and a potential eight further outings, including Tottenham, Sevilla, Chelsea and twice against Maribor.

This is clearly a troubling issue for Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool side, with Mane proving one of the German’s most important players since joining from Southampton in 2016.

Having already experienced life without the No. 19 last month, when he missed three domestic games through suspension, the severity of Mane’s absence is clear.

And taking to social media and our forums on the news, supporters lamented Mane’s layoff, as well as suggesting possible alternatives for the winger.

“How much more bad luck with injuries can we have? It exposes the lack of depth and quality to our squad.”

Mal Jinks on Facebook.

“Wonderful. Could’ve been our first big game with all 4 main guys available. Now there’s no doubt who starts.”

Zoran on the forums.


“Never a fan of internationals…screw it…players coming back worn out…injured…the clubs who pay their huge wages ends up on the losing end.”

Jeremy Goh on Facebook.


“The Ox or Solanke should get a chance and Lallana is back soon. Not all doom and gloom.”

Christopher Saggers on Facebook.


“This could be an absolute hoofing at the weekend for us.”

Foldy on the forums.

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