Liverpool name team for season opener against Norwich 2 months ago

Liverpool name team for season opener against Norwich

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has left Sadio Mane out of his side for their season opener against Norwich City on Friday evening.

Mane played in the African Cup of Nations over the summer and lost the final to Algeria on the 19th of July.

He's had an extensive period of football and played 50 games for Liverpool last season en route to a Champions League final win over Tottenham.

Mane and midfielder James Milner both took part in full team training on Wednesday and, as such, were considered available for selection versus Daniel Farke’s newly-promoted side.

Klopp said of Milner:

“[He is] good. Millie trained yesterday with the team 100 per cent. He would have probably trained on Tuesday with the team, but we were not in. He will be fine.”

Meanwhile Norwich manager Farke hailed Liverpool as the toughest assignment that you can get in the Premier League.

“Liverpool is the toughest task you can get. The focus will be on this game and it’s the first time they are back at Anfield after the Champions League final. They will be pretty focused. They are one of the best teams in the world.”