Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admits concerns over new Sadio Mane injury problem

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The 25-year-old reported a minor issue with the hamstring injury from which he has just recovered after playing for Seneral in Friday's win over South Africa, a result which secured World Cup qualification.

Sadio Mane has returned home from global duty with Senegal after suffering another recurrence of the hamstring injury that has kept him out of action for the past month.

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Mane has only recently returned from a separate injury he sustained during the previous worldwide break, but Liverpool are once again sweating over the fitness of one of their key players.

The 25-year-old only made his comeback from injury in the 4-1 Premier League win over West Ham on November 4, but was called up for this month's global matches despite his lack of playing time. Mane will be assessed when he returns to the club's Melwood training facility.

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The Senegalese federation stated Mane had "slightly felt his old injury" and returned to his club to continue treatment.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp had previously declared his desire for Mane not to be risked in their second game with South Africa this Tuesday should they win the first, clearly anxious about the star's fitness, while sent a Liverpool physio accompanied the star on duty to monitor his recovery.

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Liverpool face Southampton on Saturday, but the more testing challenge will come in the following week when they face a hard trip to Sevilla in the Champions League and the visit of Chelsea to Anfield.

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