Liverpool FC Injury Report Against Stoke City: Lallana, Mane, Henderson, Coutinho
- Author: Julie Sanders Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 19:04
Sadio Mane will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, according to Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp.
"I am pretty sure Sadio will need surgery, but I am not 100 percent sure when it will happen but then it is clear "season over"," said the Reds boss.
Mane faces the remaining month-and-a-half of the campaign on the sidelines with a knee injury sustained during last weekend's Merseyside derby win.
"That's what I expected, actually, when I saw the video after the game. Impossible that he will play again this season", Klopp told a news conference.
Without Mane, Liverpool drew 2-2 at home to Bournemouth in the Premier League on Wednesday.
He will have a long break until next season. Manager Jürgen Klopp has also said that the Senegalese worldwide may need surgery on his knee.
Jurgen Klopp's men travel to the Brittania stadium in search of a crucial three points without key man Sadio Mane.
It had an instant effect, although not before Simon Mignolet saved brilliantly at close-range from Adam after Georginio Wijnaldum had inexplicably headed a Stoke corner back into the six-yard box. "That's the situation - it is better than when he is not in training but it is still early". Clearly, Liverpool have difficulties away from home and so should be ideal against the Potters who have an impressive home record.
The introduction of Coutinho - who had been suffering from a bug for most of the week - along with Firmino at the interval prompted a complete turnaround with two goals within two minutes midway through the second-half. As Klopp surveyed events from the touchline, Coutinho, Firmino and Daniel Sturridge were all on the seats behind him.
Liverpool will be disappointed after a late equalizer from Josh King led to the Reds dropping more points against a bottom half side. It's far too easy as Shaqiri has all the time in the world to pick out the unmarked Walters at the near post and the childhood Everton fan sticks it away.
"In this moment we have not enough experienced players so we have to replace them with youth and less-experienced boys".