30th January 2017
Jürgen Klopp has confirmed Sadio Mane is expected back in Liverpool tonight and will be assessed at Melwood on Tuesday morning to determine whether he can play a part against Chelsea.
The forward is returning to Merseyside from Gabon after Senegal were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations by Cameroon on penalties on Saturday night.
Mane has missed the Reds’ last seven matches due to his involvement in the tournament, but could be named in the squad for tomorrow night’s Anfield clash with the Premier League leaders if deemed ready.
Klopp told his pre-Chelsea press conference: “I don’t know exactly [if he will be involved]. Ray Haughan and the team management did an outstanding job to bring him back as soon as possible. He is now on his way and that is good.