Sadio Mane ruled out for rest of season


Sadio Mane ruled out for rest of season

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Sadio Mane’s knee injury will rule him out for the rest of the season, the club website reports.

Mane sustained the injury in a clash with Leighton Baines in Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Everton on Saturday. Klopp reveals scans showed he will not be able to continue playing for Liverpool this season and hopes he will be ready for the next campaign.

“Sadio will, we’re pretty sure, need surgery.” The Liverpool manager said. “We’re not 100 per cent sure when it will happen, but then it is clear his season is over.

“That’s what I expected, actually, when I saw the video from the game. I thought he was lucky in this situation that not more happened, but now we are close to the end of the season, and that means it will be pretty much impossible that he will play again this season.

“But then he’ll have a long break and be ready for the next season, so that’s the only good news.”

The bad news is a huge dent to Liverpool's aspirations of a  top-four spot this year as Mane has been one of their best players thus far.



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Premier League 2017/18

# Team P GD Pts
1 Manchester City FC 30 65 81
2 Manchester United FC 30 35 65
3 Liverpool FC 31 39 63
4 Tottenham Hotspur FC 30 34 61
5 Chelsea FC 30 25 56
6 Arsenal FC 30 14 48
7 Burnley FC 30 1 43
8 Leicester City FC 30 2 40
9 Everton FC 31 -13 40
10 AFC Bournemouth 31 -12 36
11 Watford FC 31 -16 36
12 Brighton & Hove Albion 30 -12 34
13 Newcastle United FC 30 -10 32
14 Swansea City FC 30 -17 31
15 Huddersfield Town 31 -27 31
16 Crystal Palace FC 31 -18 30
17 West Ham United FC 30 -21 30
18 Southampton FC 30 -15 28
19 Stoke City FC 31 -29 27
20 West Bromwich Albion FC 31 -25 20