Liverpool’s top four hopes have been hit by the news that key player Sadio Mane will require surgery, ruling him out of the remainder of their campaign. Mane sustained the injury in their 3-1 derby win over Everton, a fixture in which he scored the club’s opening goal.
Liverpool were hampered by Mane’s absence during the Africa Cup of Nations and now face some serious challenges in the last two months, with the current absences of Lallana and Henderson adding to Jurgen Klopp’s woes.
Liverpool are currently third in the league, but fourth place Man City are just two points behind the Reds with a game in hand. Arsenal and Man Utd are both six points behind the Reds, but have TWO games in hand.