Sadio Mane has travelled to Bournemouth despite being a big doubt earlier in the week – and will face a last-minute fitness check to see if he can feature.
Jurgen Klopp told his press conference on Friday, via the Liverpool Echo: “Sadio is now out and tries to run first time so that doesn’t sound like he will be ready for tomorrow.”
The winger, though, was pictured boarding the club plane as the players and staff headed south. He had been injured against Everton and missed training for most of the week, as well as sitting out the win at Burnley.
It seems a place on the bench is the most likely outcome at Bournemouth, but it will be a boost nonetheless.
Hopefully, he won’t be needed, but ahead of both Napoli and Manchester United, learning that the injury is not serious enough to stop him travelling is a big positive.