Liverpool receive more bad injury news during international break
Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has reportedly broken his left thumb while training with the Senegal national team.
Reds centre-back Virgil van Dijk had already been sent back to Liverpool from Holland camp with a persistent rib injury following the oranje's 3-0 win over Germany on Saturday, while last season's top scorer Mohamed Salah was forced off with a muscle strain during Egypt’s 4-1 win against Swaziland on Friday, and now Mane will reportedly miss Senegal's African Cup of Nations qualifier with Sudan on Tuesday as well as Liverpool's upcoming trip to Huddersfield on Saturday.
Sadio Mane has broken this left thumb in training with Senegal national team, his injury could get worse if he played. He's expected to miss the game vs. Sudan and Liverpool's clash against Huddersfield in the Premier League. pic.twitter.com/U8weZuucy7
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) October 15, 2018
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said ahead of the international break that the sport's authorities need to give greater consideration for the workload consumed by players following a stretch where his club played seven games in 23 days.
“People asked why this game was less intense. [It’s because] guys like Jordan only had two weeks after the World Cup,” the German stated following his side’s draw against Manchester City earlier this month.
“Now the players go off and play the Nations League which is the most senseless competition in the world. We have to start thinking about the players. You have to call the manager of any country and say can you leave players out and he says I am under pressure as well.”