Sadio Mane is set to miss the rest of the 2016/2017 EPL season after scans revealed the extent of the injury picked up in the Merseyside derby.
This was revealed by Liverpool Manager Jurgen Klopp as he revealed that the Senegal international, who has 13 goals and five assists in the Premier League this term, will play no further part in their fight to qualify for next season’s Champions League.
“It is clear Mane’s season is over,” Klopp told reporters.
“It will be pretty much impossible for him to play again this season. He will have a long break until next season.
“Sadio we are pretty sure will need surgery. I am not 100 per cent sure when it will happen.”
Mane is not the only injury concern for the Reds ahead of Saturday’s game against Stoke City, as Klopp is still waiting on some players to return to action.
“Adam Lallana is much better but isn’t yet back training. Similar with Jordan Henderson. Daniel Sturridge is training and we will see.”
It can be recalled that Mane picked up a knee injury in his side’s 3-1 win over Everton and had to limp off before the hour mark, though the Reds were initially uncertain as to the extent of it.