By Russell Edge
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been ruled out the Reds’ visit to Tottenham after suffering a hamstring injury on international duty.
The club confirmed on both their official Twitter account and their official website that the 25-year-old was substituted in Senegal’s victory over Cape Verde Island’s on Saturday, and that it has been confirmed he will miss up to six weeks of action.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 10, 2017
As well as keeping him out of crucial fixtures against Manchester United in the league and Maribor in the Champions League, Mane will be missing when Liverpool arrive at Wembley to take on Spurs later this month.
He has been in brilliant form this season, scoring three goals in five Premier League appearances, while he has notched up a further two assists in the club’s four cup matches.
He played a crucial role in the Reds’ success last season, netting 13 times and chipping in with eight assists across 29 appearances across all competitions.
However this injury is not the first serious layoff the 45 time capped Senegal international has suffered, having been ruled out of the last eight matches of last season with a knee injury.
He joined the Anfield-based club back in the summer of 2016 from Premier League rivals Southampton, and has made a total of 38 appearances during his time on Merseyside.
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