The winger has been one of the Reds’ most important players for 18 months now but his troublesome hastrings continually limit his runs in the first-team, and he’s been unable to strike up his form of last season.
And the 25-year-old could be set for another spell on the sidelines after aggravating a hamstring injury picked up at the start of November, having played a key role in helping Senegal secure qualification to the World Cup for the first time in 16 years with a 2-0 win over South Africa.
Liverpool’s next three matches are against Southampton and Chelsea in the Premier League and Sevilla in the Champions League – and everybody’s hoping Mane can be fit:
Mane injured again ? pic.twitter.com/OztfnPJc7p
— Matt Craig (@MattHDGamer) November 13, 2017
Can't believe Mane has back injured again every international break a Liverpool player picks up an injury ???
— karl (@karln10) November 13, 2017
Swear down Mane better be just pulling a sicky. Fuck internationals man
— Reece Marsden (@RMarsden94) November 13, 2017
Mane injured again. It's like John Barnes all over again. International football strikes again!!
— Ste (@StePlunk) November 13, 2017
— Gary (@grapey_kae95) November 13, 2017
Ffs Mané injured again ..?? he has returned to liverpool for tests & scans on his hamstring.♨
— ?MegaRedMan101? (@DubKop101) November 13, 2017
Mane was kind enough to stop his injury for one game, got Bilic sacked, and is now injured again. What a legend. #Irons
— Ed Ayling (@thatboied) November 13, 2017
Fucking Mane is injured again. Fuming with international breaks.
— Alex Daly (@Adaly333) November 13, 2017
It was 100% guaranteed certainty Mane would come back injured. It happens every time ???
— Stuart Biggs (@jon31642) November 13, 2017
Mané better not be injured or I’ll commit suicide just after a mass shooting in Senegal’s federation office
— Ghjase ?? (@SadioMainMane) November 13, 2017
— easyodds.com (@easy_odds) November 13, 2017
So he goes home, used, damaged and returned. Interesting
— Paul | #NotACopyCat (@ponoviran) November 13, 2017
How is it he never tweaks it before international duty?
— Arty Dodge (@DodgeArty) November 13, 2017
Just how important is Mane to Liverpool’s hopes this season?