Mane will sit out the remainder of the campaign due to a knee injury, which requires surgery following an awkward tangle with Leighton Baines during last week’s Merseyside derby victory over Everton. Liverpool have been criticized for their lack of depth this season, but this is Origi’s chance to prove that Liverpool have more than just a first 11.
With Philippe Coutinho out injured and Sadio Mane away on worldwide duty, Liverpool failed to pick up points against sides at the bottom of the table. Fair play to him.
“Pretty sure Mane needs surgery and then it is season over”. The manager decided because I was not 100 per cent.
“That is what I expected”.
“It was well deserved for him because he got a lot of criticism in his Liverpool career and sometimes these are the moments you need as a player, and for us as a team we need a goalkeeper like this”.
“He will get a longer break and will be ready for next season”.
“We have to grind out results because we want the Champions League spot and we can do it”.
“Phil is still ill and was not at Melwood yesterday and he will not be here today”. “He was not at Melwood Thursday or Friday”.
“We had to change our attitude and came back fighting; we won our battles and luckily had two Brazilians on the bench who can make a difference”.
“We will see what happens”.
Liverpool will be disappointed after a late equalizer from Josh King led to the Reds dropping more points against a bottom half side. Similar with Jordan Henderson. “But no major issues”. They brought their big hitters on which made an impact but it took a mistake from us.
That was also the last time they suffered back-to-back home defeats in the top flight.
The German also had updates to offer other crucial Reds players who have missed game time recently. Now we are just thinking about the line-up against Stoke, which is a real challenge.
Liverpool trailed at the interval on Saturday afternoon, with Jonathan Walters’ 44th-minute header the difference between the sides as Jürgen Klopp’s team adapted to a different formation at the bet365 Stadium.