Saturday 24 June 2017

Liverpool organise private jet for Mane with star winger set to return for crucial Chelsea clash

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Sadio Mane is expected to return to the Liverpool squad for Tuesday night's Premier League encounter with leaders Chelsea.

The Senegalese winger hasn't played for the Reds this month since leaving for the African Cup of Nations, but is now available to Jurgen Klopp after getting knocked out of the tournament at the quarter-final stage - with Mane missing a crucial penalty in the deciding shoot-out last night.

According to The Telegraph, Liverpool's owners are organising a private jet to take Mane back to England, with Klopp in dire need of his star attacker to help save a season that is rapidly going downhill.

Yesterday Liverpool lost 2-1 to Wolves in the FA Cup at Anfield, which was their third home defeat in a week, with the team also getting eliminated from the League Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Southampton.

And after keeping pace with the league leaders for the majority of the season, Liverpool now find themselves 10 points off Chelsea, which means a win is crucial on Tuesday for Klopp's men to retain realistic title ambitions.

Mane has been a revelation for Liverpool this season, scoring a team-leading nine league goals so far this season.

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