Mane the latest Liverpool star injured


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During the most recent worldwide break, Virgil van Djk, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Naby Keita all suffered injuries, causing something of a meltdown from Liverpool fans on Twitter.

However, doubts persist over the fitness of James Milner, Sadio Mané and Naby Keïta with the latter having suffered a hamstring injury on Tuesday.

It has been reported that Mane suffered a broken left thumb while on worldwide duty with Senegal, with the forward injuring his hand in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

Virgil van Dijk and Mohamed Salah were also injury worries, missing the second match with their respective sides-though both have been cleared for action against Huddersfield at the weekend.

Neither player took part in Thursday's session at Melwood, although James Milner did return to the track nearly two weeks on from hobbling off in the scoreless draw with Manchester City. But David Wagner will have plans to create a massive shock against his old pal Jurgen Klopp.

Keita sustained the issue while playing on an artificial surface for Guinea in Rwanda on Tuesday. I have known him long enough and he likes to moan after the global break!

And there is also the forgotten man of the Liverpool midfield - Adam Lallana - who has made only one Premier League start since May 2017.

Wagner said Saturday's match represented a chance to build on a 1-1 draw at Burnley last time out.

"Every performance gives you belief and every win gives you belief - unfortunately we have no wins so far - but we have performed at a good level consistently over the last weeks and in training the guys look very good as well".

Information from Reuters was used in this story.

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