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18th Aug, 2016 | 12:39pm

Klopp gives update on senior Liverpool quartet, reveals when Mane will return

By Dominic Toner

Sadio Mane is a doubt for Liverpool’s clash against Burnley on Saturday, Jurgen Klopp admitted on Thursday.

But Daniel Sturridge and James Milner are back for the weekend after missing the 4-3 win at Arsenal last Sunday due to injury, while midfielder Lucas is heading back after his own spell on the sidelines.

Mane sustained a shoulder injury during a team training session at Melwood on Wednesday and left the training base with his arm in a sling before heading to hospital.

Liverpool feared their £34million summer signing might have dislocated his shoulder, but tests revealed he has only suffered a muscle injury.

Mane, 24, is struggling to make Saturday’s match at Turf Moor, but Liverpool are confident he will not be sidelined for long if he does miss out.

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“It was a challenge with two players up in the air,” Klopp said as quoted by the Mail. ‘Sadio fell on his shoulder bit it’s not that serious.

“I have no idea if he’s ready for the weekend or not. It would’ve been better without this situation. It was not too good but we’re all OK.”

Team-mate Sturrridge missed out in the season opener against Arsenal after Klopp opted not to risk the injury-plagued striker following his recent hip problem.

Express reporter Paul Joyce revealed the latest on the senior quartet on his personal Twitter acccount.

Mane got off to the perfect start to his Liverpool career on Sunday when he scored a sensational solo goal in Liverpool’s 4-3 victory over Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

The Senegal international became the second most-expensive player in the club’s history when he moved from Southampton for £34million during the transfer window.

He starred in 43 encounters, scoring 15 goals and providing nine assists, as he helped the Saints achieve a sixth placed finish and qualify for the new campaign’s Europa League.

Strike partner Daniel Sturridge will be hopefully of an injury-free season and aim to replicate his prolific Liverpool form to date, scoring 54 goals in just 92 appearances for the club.

In other Liverpool team news, Jordan Henderson has claimed that his team-mate can be as good as Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez.