If there was something that contributed to the shabby performance of Liverpool last term, it was the number of injuries picked up for some first key members and departure of powerful attacker Sadio Mane to the African Cup of nations.
The Mugsmashers have been boosted by the imminent return of Sadio Mane training to full training following his return from a knee injury lay-off, reports Liverpool.
Mane sustained a knee injury towards the end of last season during a Merseyside derby and he was subjected to a corrective knee surgery in April. He was sorely missed during his absence but his impressive performance before the injury was enough for the Reds to secure a place in the first quartet of the Premier League log.
According to the report on the Club’s website, Mane has been with the medical staffers at their Melwood training ground for the most part of the summer in a bid to accelerate his rehabilitation.
He is due back to full training at the end of next week but he is not in time for the Liverpool’s friendlies against Tranmere Rovers and Wigan Athletic scheduled for July 12 and July 14 respectively.
Together with Philippe Coutinho, Mane caused problems for the defences of opposing teams but we expect the Reds to be more potent with Salah making a dangerous attacking trio for Klopp’s men.
Mane joined Liverpool last term from Southampton in a £30 million deal and he has so far proved that he’s Klopp’s best buy and the money on him as been very well spent.