Liverpool’s Senegalese forward Sadio Mane is set to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a knee injury that will require him to go through surgery, manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Friday.
The 24-year-old was force off the field in the 57th minute of the Red’s 3-1 home win against cross-town rivals Everton last Saturday after sustaining a knock.
“Pretty sure Mane needs surgery and then it is season over. Impossible that he will play again this season,” Klopp told a news conference.
Mane has had an impressive first season at Liverpool, playing an instrumental part of the Reds’ charge this season. He is currently the club’s top scorer.
The Senegalese has registered 13 goals and five assists in 26 appearances for the Reds in the Premier League.
Liverpool are ranked third on the Premier League table, standing 12 points behind run-away leaders Chelsea.
The Reds will play Stoke City away in their next league match on Saturday.