Sadio Mane was withdrawn in the first half as Liverpool took on Wolves away from home in the Premier League.
The Senegalese superstar went down, and some journalists on social media have suggested it may be a hamstring injury – including the Standard’s David Lynch.
Big test coming up for #LFC if that is a hamstring injury for Sadio Mane. Been the best player in this remarkable team this season.
— David Lynch (@LynchStandard) January 23, 2020
To be fair, it did look like Mane had taken a bit of a dodgy fall, but he also looked a little under the weather and not his usual self before coming off.
The forward has been our best player this season, there is no doubt about that, and losing him at this stage isn’t the best. We are in a comfortable position at the top of the Premier League table, but we need to keep our best players fit to make sure we don’t let that lead slip.
But it’s best we wait to see what the club says, instead of getting too panicked yet.
Thankfully, we signed Takumi Minamino this month, and it could turn out to be a very important signing if we need a bit of flair in the final third without Mane.
Lots of Liverpool fans have reacted on social media to Mane being withdrawn early on. Here are some of them:
That’s a massive worry. Mane rarely gets injured and is so important to us. Unbelievably consistent. #LFC
— Danny (@dlm2131978) January 23, 2020
Mane doesn’t come off unless it’s serious ..hope and pray it’s not #LFC
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) January 23, 2020
— AzzA (@TheSadaSupreme) January 23, 2020
Mane literally always putting his body on the line, minamino will score for him #LFC
— Ernesto Saviñon (@ernestosavinon) January 23, 2020
Not sure what was wrong with Mane, think he looked a bit ill. #LFC
— Bobby (@InnerSpeakerss) January 23, 2020
When we win the league by 20+ points and had Salah, Allison, Gomez, Milner, Lallana, Oxlade-Chamberlain and now Mane injured who’s gonna hate??? #LFC
— Callum Langford (@cxlangford) January 23, 2020
— Catherine Mahoney (@cmahoney21) January 23, 2020
— Daniel McCarthy (@djmccarthy909) January 23, 2020
Class act from the Wolves fans right there as Mané needed a substitution. #LFC
— Adrian Charlie (@Adrian_Charlie) January 23, 2020