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winger Sadio Mane will undergo knee surgery on Tuesday, which will keep
him on the sidelines for the next two months - officially ending his
The Senegal international hurt his knee in a challenge with Everton
left-back Leighton Baines on April 1 in the Merseyside derby at Anfield,
where the hosts emerged 3-1 victors.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp admitted on Friday that Mane was unlikely to
feature again this term, and reports of an imminent operation have
confirmed the lengthy lay-off.
According to Press Association Sport, the 25-year-old is due to go under the knife in London before starting the long rehabilitation process.
Mane has enjoyed a productive debut campaign on Merseyside, scoring
13 goals in 27 Premier League appearances since making the switch from
Southampton in the off-season.
Meanwhile Klopp reserved special praise for the Reds' two Brazilians after they helped secure a 2-1 win over Stoke City on Saturday.
Liverpool were trailing to an opening goal from Jon Walters at the Bet365
Stadium, but Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho came off the bench
for a second-half turnaround.