Liverpool star Sadio Mane is likely to miss the Reds' Premier League clash against Burnley after he picked up an injury during the training session. The 24-year-old moved to Anfield from Southampton in the summer transfer window.
The Senegalese international scored for the Merseyside club as Liverpool sealed a 4-3 victory over Arsenal at the Emirates in their opening match of the 2016/17 season. According to the Daily Mail, the forward suffered an injury during the training session and was rushed to the Liverpool Spire Hospital on Wednesday.
It was initially feared that the former Saints star suffered a dislocated shoulder. However, the scans suggest that Mane has a muscle injury caused by the impact. He returned to Melwood and was seen with his arm in a sling, while he was driving his car.
Liverpool make a trip to Turf Moor to face Sean Dyche's side for the upcoming fixture on 20 August, Saturday. Mane is doubtful for the clash against Burnley this weekend because of his shoulder injury.
Earlier reports suggested that the star forward is set to miss several of the Reds' fixtures. However, that is unlikely, especially after the scan results showed no shoulder dislocation. Mane is likely to recover from the muscle injury quickly, but the Burnley match comes too early for him.
Mane became Liverpool's third most expensive signing as he moved from Southampton for a fee of £30m ($39.2m). He admitted that the fee involved in his switch to Anfield is not in his head as he remains focused on impressing his teammates and the club's fans with his skills.
"I am very happy to be at Liverpool. As for the transfer fee it's not a thing that is in my head. The most important thing is to give everything and be the best on the pitch," the Mirror quoted Mane as saying.
"We have a good team. There is positive competition. Each of us is trying to give their best for the club. I think the competition will help us be in top condition."
"Jurgen was happy. That's all. I am really happy to score my first Premier League goal for Liverpool. I hope I will continue to find pleasure and give pleasure on the pitch too."