LIverpool To Fast-Track Sadio Mané's Return Ahead Of Chelsea Clash

Sadio Mane

AFP Sadio Mane is heading back to Liverpool after being knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations

But Liverpool play Chelsea on Tuesday night in a critical game at Anfield and Mane is wanted back at the club immediately, according to various reports.

Cameroon beat Senegal 5-4 on penalties after a goalless 120 minutes, and will join Burkina Faso in the last four.

Sadio Mane looks all set to get the Brazilian treatment with Liverpool's owners arranging a private jet to bring him back in time for Tuesday's game against Chelsea.

Mane has been a key player in Klopp's side and has proven to be a superb signing since moving to Anfield from Southampton last summer, with the Senegal worldwide scoring 9 goals and providing a further 7 assists in his 21 appearances so far.

At 4-4, Mane stepped forward but Ondoa saved his kick.

In the semi-finals, Cameroon will play will play the victor between Democratic Republic of Congo and Ghana Black Stars.

Christian Bassogog's pass found Benjamin Moukandjo onside in the penalty box, and the Indomitable Lions captain took a touch before prodding the ball towards goal, only for Abdoulaye Diallo to save.

- This is a re-run of the 2002 AFCON Final which saw Cameroon lift the trophy after a 0-0 draw led to a penalty shootout (3-2 Cameroon).

Their elimination also means the three men who made up the podium for the 2016 African Footballer of the Year award have all been knocked out, with Mane joining Algeria's Riyad Mahrez and Gabon's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in heading for the exit.

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