Sadio Mane will be ready to start in Tuesday’s must-win Champions League group stage clash with Napoli, according to manager Juergen Klopp who has called on the home supporters to deliver an electric atmosphere.
Senegalese forward Mane, having recovered from a foot injury sustained against Everton, returned as a second-half substitute in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Bournemouth which took them to the top of the Premier League on Saturday.
“Sadio can deal with the pain obviously — it looked like that in Bournemouth, so that’s cool,” Klopp told a news conference on Monday.
“It’s good enough that we can consider him at least.
“We have two sessions still to come — we’ll train tomorrow morning as well. We have the meeting to do. In the squad there is nothing really serious after the (Bournemouth) game, that’s good.”
Liverpool are third in Group C with six points, three behind Napoli and two behind Paris St Germain who they lost to a fortnight ago. They need to either win 1-0 or by two goals or more to pip Napoli on head-to-head.