The latest update surrounding the fitness of Sadio Mane has sparked fears that the forward will remain side-lined for the remainder of the season.
Fans have inevitably taken to social media to express their dismay over the potential loss of a man whose importance to the side has already been proven by Liverpool’s dip in form during his time away at the African Cup of Nations.
The one negative to emerge from Saturday’s Merseyside derby win over Everton could become a season defining factor with the Reds faced with the prospect of fighting for a top four spot without the likes of Mane himself as well as Jordan Henderson and Adam Lallana.
Swelling to the Senegalese forward’s knee has not yet gone down, fuelling reports that the injury could be worse than first feared.
It poses as a significant blow at a time where Jurgen Klopp’s men were beginning to rediscover their top form ahead of an important run of fixtures.
Many Reds are fearing the worst…
Liverpool fear Mané could miss the rest of the season with knee ligament damage (Chris Bascombe) pic.twitter.com/PZ9dXUZIwq
— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) April 3, 2017
When you read Sadio Mane could be out for the rest of the season pic.twitter.com/d31no2VQjt
— Anything Liverpool (@Anything_LFC) April 3, 2017
If Mane is out for the season. pic.twitter.com/rricmLVpQK
— LFC Transfer Room (@LFCTransferRoom) April 3, 2017
Mane injured for the rest of the season would be a huge blow.
— Kai (@TheKopSings) April 4, 2017
Word on the street is Mane is out for the season. Should be confirmed later today. pic.twitter.com/gIMXykBh2c
— Rob (@RobRLFC) April 4, 2017
Just accept Mane is going to be out for the season. I have. pic.twitter.com/Rz6CjZ1SaW
— Lazar Narcosvic (@imslogan) April 4, 2017
Rumours Sadio Mane could be out for the season look like their gathering momentum…
Hope not! pic.twitter.com/Z0PCy2Vmwg
— LFC blogster (@LFCblogster) April 4, 2017
“Mane potentially out for the season with knee problem” pic.twitter.com/frLEaMWG3e
— Michael Connell (@ConnellMichael) April 4, 2017
Don’t know what’s worse, me still writing a 6000 word lab report that’s due tomorrow, or Mane missing the rest of the season through injury?
— Alex hinchcliffe (@alexhinchy) April 4, 2017
Going to tell myself that Mane is out for the season, that way anything less is a bonus.
— Ian Turner (@IanTurner_) April 3, 2017
— AngryKlopp (@Angry_Klopp) April 3, 2017
— ♚KINGOFTHEUK♚ (@lornehart1) April 3, 2017