Sadio Mane sidelined for Huddersfield Town's trip to Liverpool FC

Sadio Mane sidelined for Huddersfield Town's trip to Liverpool FC

The dreaded global break has struck again, and Liverpool have been hit by a major injury blow.

Liverpool have now confirmed that Mane has suffered a significant hamstring injury and will be out of action fro up to six weeks while he recovers.

Liverpool have confirmed that Sadio Mane is set for a significant spell on the sidelines after sustaining injury on worldwide duty.

The 25-year-old, who made the 30-man Ballon d'Or nomination list on Monday, was assessed by the club's medical team upon his return from Senegal duty, where he featured for 87 minutes in the 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde. The sit adds that for Mane the "lay-off will commence when Manchester United visit Anfield on Saturday".

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Mane, who scored 13 Premier League goals last season despite missing the whole of January due to the African Nations Cup and the final six weeks of the campaign with a knee injury, has three in four league matches so far.

They have already had to cope without Mane for some of this season, domestically at least, after his red card against Manchester City led to a three-match ban.

Jurgen Klopp's side have some genuinely crucial matches coming up in the next few weeks, both in the Champions League and Premier League.