Sadio Mane could return for Liverpool
Friday, November 3, 2017
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane could be in line for a surprise recall to the squad for Saturday's trip to West Ham.
The Senegal international was expected to be out for six weeks with the hamstring strain sustained in last month's World Cup qualifiers, but has returned sooner and was pictured training with his team-mates on Thursday afternoon.
He will not start at the London Stadium but manager Jurgen Klopp has suggested he could be in line for a place on the bench.
"Sadio looked really, really good," said Klopp. "We will see what we do with that.
"Yesterday it looked like he was ready for 20-25 minutes but we have to wait to see how his body reacts to the session. Obviously he has not lost his ability and skills in the injury break so that is good."
Klopp will also make late decisions on midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum (ankle) and defender Dejan Lovren (thigh) but playmaker Philippe Coutinho (adductor) is definitely out.