Sadio Mane is in hospital and Liverpool are sweating on the results of his shoulder scan, following a mightily unfortunate collision in training.
The summer signing was jaw-dropping against Arsenal, scoring on debut and providing consistent pace and dynamism down the right, looking like the winger we’ve been needed for many a season.
Now, he’s injured – which seems to happen to every one of our decent players at some point. It’s relentless actually, and frustrating as hell.
Fans online are naturally wounded by the news, although we stress there’s no word yet to the severity of the injury.
(We’d ignore the rumours that Alberto Moreno did the ‘injuring’… That’s not been confirmed anywhere. It’s a Twitter joke.)
If Sadio Mané is really injured, I’m going to smash something that doesn’t belong to me
— dead happy (@iamdeadhappy) August 17, 2016
Plenty of options to replace Sadio Mane, but the only one able to replicate the role is Lazar Markovic—and he’s severely lacking confidence.
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) August 17, 2016
Sadio Mané is now injured? Ffs. Would’ve been cool to have a week of hope and happiness to begin the EPL campaign.
— J.P. Breen (@JP_Breen) August 17, 2016
sadio mane can’t be hurt. it’s not fair. it’s not faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaair
— BernBro Calrissian (@WannaTweeets) August 17, 2016
What a classic, Alberto Moreno has reportedly injured Sadio Mané in training. #Liability
— Tommy Rooney (@TomasORuanaidh) August 17, 2016
Please be okay sadio mané ??
— albi (@albihetemi) August 17, 2016
Sadio Manè injured ffs
— TheOlikobiV2 (@RedShiftKlopp) August 17, 2016
Alberto Moreno collided with Sadio Mane, which resulted in Mane injuring his shoulder. #LFC
— Callum (@Calzuh) August 17, 2016
Sadio Mane injures shoulder during training – awaiting scan results.Why God??!! ????
— ☆NAVIN BABU☆ (@NavinRB) August 17, 2016
Devastating news for Sadio Mané. He was fantastic at Arsenal- he looked like the player we had been missing. Fingers crossed its short term.
— LFC Round Up (@LFCroundup) August 17, 2016
According to TransferMarkt, Sadio Mané has had one injury in his career and missed 5 games. We’ve already broken him pic.twitter.com/mpba2d5qwF
— Viktor Fagerström (@ViktorFagerLFC) August 17, 2016