English Premiership

Klopp confirms Mane suffered dead leg

2019-09-23 14:11
Jurgen Klopp and Sadio Mane
Jurgen Klopp and Sadio Mane (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has allayed fears over the injury suffered by Sadio Mane on Sunday, saying it was nothing more than a dead leg.

The in-form frontman, who has scored six goals this season, hobbled off in the second half at Stamford Bridge on Sunday with the problem, which was two-fold.

"It was a knock on the bone, around the knee, and a dead leg - that's an awful combination," Klopp said.

"He tried everything, but I think you saw, there was one counter situation when he really tried and I would say on a non-dead-leg day he will get that ball, but no chance.

"And then we say, 'Come on, now we have to do it' and changed. That's it."

Goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino earned Liverpool a 15th Premier League win on the bounce and restored their five-point lead over Manchester City.

Alexander-Arnold's opener was superb as he fired a free-kick into the top corner from the edge of the area for his first goal since November last year.

"Hendo (Jordan Henderson) wanted it at first and then I think he thought it was a bit too close for him," Alexander-Arnold told Sky Sports.

"I discussed with Mo (Salah) that I wanted it rolled to make the angle a little bit better and maybe confuse the goalkeeper a little bit, and I've been able to put it away.

"I thought it was too close to go over the wall, I didn't know if the wall was going to jump so I couldn't go under it, I had to go 'keeper's side.

"It was a good roll and I just tried to put it as hard as I can that side with a bit of placement."

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