Liverpool will be sweating over the fitness of Sadio Mane after he was substituted with an apparent injury while on international duty with Senegal on Thursday evening.
The 29-year-old was withdrawn after just 28 minutes of his side’s World Cup qualifier against Togo in what could prove to be a huge blow for Liverpool’s fortunes over the coming weeks.
The severity of Mane’s potential injury is not yet known, but the problem was bad enough to force him off the pitch after less than half an hour of Senegal’s crucial meeting with their Group H rivals.
He appeared to collide with a Togo defender in the process of going up for a header during the early stages of the match.
Mane stayed down and was spotted looking dejected as he sat on the playing surface before he was swiftly replaced by Villarreal forward Boulaye Dia.