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