He then signed a new one-year contract with City in June, but is yet to figure for the club this season. That, in turn, led to a longer period of isolation from the side for the Ivorian.
A couple of goal droughts ended. We play on Wednesday, we play on Saturday, we play, play, play. I cannot think a player like Mane is going to make a challenge this hard to the face (deliberately) so I think he followed the ball.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will also be an option to replace Mane and the attacking strength in depth Klopp now has at his disposal should ensure the absence of his most potent attacking threat is not fatal to his side's hopes.
On Wednesday, they will face Sevilla at Anfield having obtained qualification to the group stages by beating Hoffenheim.
The Merseyside outfit produced their best performance so far against Arsenal as Jurgen Klopp's men eased to a resounding 4-0 victory.
The two sides are joined in Group F alongside Napoli and Shakhtar Donetsk, making Pep Guardiola's side comfortable favourite to qualify for the round of sixteen.
In the day's other game unbeaten Watford moved above Southampton and into the top four by beating them 2-0 with goals by Abdoulaye Doucoure and substitute Daryl Janmaat. A reality check came with a trip to Stoke where Arsenal has already lost this season. The Cameroon forward's opener was cancelled out by Marcus Rashford in first-half stoppage time.
In a Twitter debate with ex-striker Jay Bothroyd, the 40-year-old predicted that Senegalese forward Mane would score 20 league goals and win the golden boot award.
The players who guided to Liverpool to their five iconic win in Europe's top tournament are living legends and while it might be asking too much for Klopp's current team to win the Champions League this season, I feel they can do well. After such an impressive result there is no reason to make changes because it's such an important thing for a defence being settled, especially against such an offensive team when you've got to trust your teammates. "I have to get used to it sometimes".
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