Liverpool manager confirms Mane has hamstring issue

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PORTO, PORTUGAL - APRIL 17: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Quarter Final second leg match between Porto and Liverpool at Estadio do Dragao on April 17, 2019 in Porto, Portugal. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Sadio Mane has a hamstring injury but Liverpool do not yet know the extent of the problem, manager Jurgen Klopp said.

MUNICH, GERMANY – MARCH 13: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates as he scores his team’s first goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 Second Leg match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Liverpool at Allianz Arena on March 13, 2019 in Munich, Bavaria. (Photo by Lars Baron/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The Senegal star went off in the first half of the Premier League leaders’ 2-1 victory at Wolves on Thursday.

Mane pulled up when running for a Mohamed Salah pass and was replaced by Takumi Minamino 33 minutes in.

Klopp hopes the injury is not serious but will wait until further checks can be carried out on Friday.

“Sadio, it’s a real shame he had to go off,” he told BBC Sport. “Hopefully, it’s not too bad, just a muscle tweak, but we will see tomorrow.”

Klopp added in a news conference: “He felt something in the hamstring. We don’t know yet; we have to wait.”

Jordan Henderson’s opener was canceled out by Raul Jimenez and Wolves looked to be heading for what would have been a deserved point before Roberto Firmino struck in the 84th minute.

Klopp accepted his side were not at their best, with Wolves’ goal particularly frustrating, but he was delighted with Firmino’s clinical composure.

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