Liverpool have confirmed that Senegalese forward Sadio Mane sustained a hamstring injury on international duty.
The 25-year-old could face up to six weeks on the sidelines, ruling him out of crucial Premier League fixtures against Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur.
Jurgen Klopp could turn to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to fill the void left by Sadio Mane, which would mark the ex-Arsenal man’s full debut for Liverpool in the Premier League
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been used sparingly since arriving for £40 million on transfer deadline day, and could be the player to replicate the explosiveness that Mane provides whilst giving Klopp something to think about for future team selections.
Liverpool’s clash with Manchester United at Anfield kicks off the weekend’s Premier League action. The Reds are one point outside the top four after a shaky start to the season, while Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils are flying after six wins and one draw, second in the league to crosstown rivals Manchester City.