Sadio Mane passed fit for Liverpool FC clash against Leicester City
Mane recovers from Senegal injury to line up for Liverpool as they play their first home match of the season
September 7th, 2016
Sadio Mane was Liverpool’s big money signing this summer and the attacking midfielder will feature against Leicester on Saturday after an injury sustained on international duty was shown to be minor.
The Senegalese star arrived at Anfield for a fee in the region of £33 million and has excited Liverpool supporters with performances against Arsenal, Burton and Tottenham.
The 24-year-old told the Liverpool website: ‘I’m fit. It’s true I got a little kick in the back of the knee, but it was nothing special – it happened in the first half.
‘I’d spoke with the coach and, because we have new players, he wanted to try (them) and change me, so the substitution was not due to injury.
‘The most important thing is I am here today at Melwood, I am happy to be fit and will get myself ready for Leicester in the rest of the week.’
It is Liverpool’s first home match of the season, with a brand new Main Stand being unveiled and a cauldron atmosphere expected to be generated for the arrival of champions Leicester.