On Tuesday afternoon, Liverpool confirmed that the winger's injury will sideline him for well over a month. "Sadio Mane is facing a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury on international duty, Liverpool FC can confirm," a club statement read.
The development is a significant blow to Liverpool's aspirations in the Premier League and Champions League, with Mane being integral to Jurgen Klopp's forward play. The 25-year-old has played nine times for Liverpool this season after recovering from knee surgery, which cut short his excellent first campaign at Anfield.
The first game Mane will sit out is Manchester United's visit to Anfield on Saturday afternoon. He has already missed three domestic matches this season after receiving a suspension following his sending off at Manchester City last month.