Jurgen Klopp spends a lot of his time worrying international managers are going to butcher his players physically…
Following the last round of international matches, he launched an attack on Gareth Southgate for fielding Jordan Henderson in a dead-rubber when our skipper has such a lengthy injury history.
Sadio Mane also did his hamstring while playing for Senegal, so it’s rightly something that causes Liverpool’s manager concern.
As a result, he’ll be over the moon with Egypt boss Hector Cuper, who hasn’t picked Mo Salah for his country’s clash with Ghana on November 12. Egypt’s friendly with UAE has also been cancelled meaning our winger will stay at Melwood rather than travelling to Africa, confirm Egyptian news outlet Ahram.
This is superb news, especially considering Adam Lallana will return to first-team consideration during this two week break as well.
Klopp has expressed an issue [via BBC] with Senegal though, who have named Mane in the squad for Senegal’s crucial World Cup Play-Off matches, despite our star player being out with a hamstring injury that was diagnosed to keep him out until almost December.