Monday 23 September 2019

Jurgen Klopp refuses to rule out key duo for Liverpool's trip to Burnley

Liverpool's Sadio Mane during Everton win
Liverpool's Sadio Mane during Everton win

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Jurgen Klopp has refused to rule out Sadio Mane ahead of Liverpool's Premier League visit to Burnley on Wednesday.

Mane suffered "an awful cut" in Liverpool's dramatic 1-0 victory over Everton on Sunday and required a number of stitches after full-time.

"Sadio really had an awful cut on his foot. It needed to be stitched. He is okay but walking around here now in flip-flops -- and you don't play in flip-flops," Klopp told reporters.

"That means in this moment he is not ready, but we will see later."

Andy Robertson also suffered a dead leg in the Merseyside derby but is set to travel with the squad.

"With Robbo it is not that serious as with Sadio, but we need to have a look."

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Klopp was charged £8,000 by the FA yesterday for his dramatic celebrations after Divock Origi's late winner against Everton where he ran on to the pitch and hugged goalkeeper Alisson.

"I couldn't avoid it obviously... if there was no rule we as managers would do it every week. That's what rules are for and if you break rules you have to be fined for it," Klopp said of the incident.

"I don't think anyone thought it was massively wrong. It happened, a fine, I'll pay it, no problem."

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