After Sadio Mane guided his Senegal team to the AFCON final, which takes place on Friday, Liverpool are preparing to begin their Premier League campaign without him, according to The Mirror.
Klopp has given all his players who have played for their nation’s this summer three weeks off. Senegal’s final falls exactly three weeks before Liverpool play Norwich.
📰| Liverpool are expected to be without Sadio Mane for the Community Shield game against City and the opening PL game against Norwich. This is due to the AFCON Final being only 3 weeks away from the new season
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According to Gareth Bicknell, “Klopp is set to have his other two frontline strikers available, with Egypt ace Mo Salah and Brazil star Roberto Firmino having started their summer breaks following their AFCON and Copa America exploits.”
This could provide a huge opportunity for Rhian Brewster, who has proved to be a revelation in Liverpool’s first two preseason games, and we all know what Divock Origi is capable of when stepping up into the starting line up…
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