Mane available, Keita out for Liverpool’s Red Star battle

Mane available, Keita out for Liverpool’s Red Star battle
Sadio Mane

by Graeme Jackson

Wednesday Oct 24, 2018. 09:00

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that Senegal attacker Sadio Mane is available for their UEFA Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade tonight.

Mane has recovered from a recent operation on his hand. However, Guinea midfielder Naby Keita and England international Jordan Henderson have been ruled out of contention due to injury.

"Sadio looked good in training in the last two days,” said the Reds’ German manager. "He trained completely normal, so if nothing happens he is in contention. I learnt that word a second ago actually! So that's good. We'll see."

On Mane and Henderson, Klopp added: "Naby will not be available, Hendo not as well. Naby is in a good way already. He's outside running and all that stuff. So we'll have to see.

“We take it now day by day. We cannot put any pressure on that, we have to see when he is fully fit. It should not be that long any more.

"Hendo got a little hamstring injury in the game and how I understood it is that it is not too serious but serious enough that he will not be available tomorrow and not at the weekend also.

“Then we will count the days. Hopefully he will be back for Arsenal but for the next two not available."

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