Liverpool face an anxious wait to find out the seriousness of Sadio Mane's injury after he was substituted midway through the second-half during Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Namibia, which they won 2-0.
According to the Liverpool Echo, the in-form attacker is said to have limped off with a suspected knee injury 66 minutes into the game against Namibia. The Reds are hoping that it was a precautionary step taken by the team and is not of serious concern.
The Merseyside club welcome reigning Premier League champions Leicester City to Anfield on Saturday (10 September) and Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that the Senegal international will be available for selection for the crucial clash.
The 24-year-old forward, who moved from Southampton in a £30m deal this summer, has been in-form for the Reds in two out of their three Premier League games of the campaign. He scored on his debut against Arsenal in a 4-3 win and was impressive during their 1-1 draw with Tottenham Hotspur prior to the international break. He missed the second game against Burnley with a shoulder injury, and Klopp will be hoping that he is available for the game against the Foxes, which, despite it being early in the season, can be dubbed as a battle for a place in the top four.
Mane has racked up two assists and one goal in three games thus far in all competitions and will be expected to continue his form through the campaign owing to his big money move in the summer. The player though has dismissed the prospect of being bogged down by the pressure to perform owing to his hefty price tag and has thanked the fans and the club for the support offered thus far.
"It's normal in football. People will talk about it (the transfer fee) but I don't feel the pressure. I have always believed in my quality and I know what I can do for my team," Mane said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"I just try to work in training every day and give my best for the club and for the fans. I was very happy to score my first goal in my first game for Liverpool . Most importantly we won the game.
"I want to thank everyone for all the support I've had from the fans and from the club," the Senegalese forward added.