October 14, 2017
Mane Absen Opponent MU, Arsenal Legend Sindir Klopp
Liverpool suffered a misfortune ahead of the game against Manchester United (MU) in the eighth week of the English Premier League 2017/2018 at Anfield on Saturday (14/10/2017). That’s because they have to lose Sadio Mane.
It is obviously very unfortunate because Liverpool expect much to Mane to attack the back line MU. Unfortunately, Senegal’s international duties ended badly for the 25-year-old.
The injury comes as Mane strengthens Senegal against Cape Verde in Group D qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in the African zone at Estadio Nacional de Cabo Verde on Sunday (08/10/2017). He pulled out in the 89th minute.
After undergoing examination, Mane certainly absent up to six weeks. Martin Keown who in fact the legend of Arsenal, see Mane injury can not be separated from the error Jurgen Klopp.
According to Keown, Mane should take steps that are made Jose Mourinho related MU attacker Romelu Lukaku. Before defending Belgium, Mourinho first warned Lukaku to avoid injury.
“Romelu left Manchester to join Belgium last week with strict instructions from Mourinho: ‘Do not get hurt!’,” Keown said, quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“Is Klopp saying the same thing to Mane?” “Lukaku is the center of United’s game plan at Anfield and he wants to hurt Liverpool in a counterattack with the speed of Lukaku and Marcus Rashford,” he added.
With Mourinho’s instruction, Lukaku also became a substitute when Belgium against Cyprus in the 2018 World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday (11/10/2017) early morning hrs. With a substitute, the risk of injury Lukaku can be minimized.
“That is why Mourinho really wants Roberto Martinez (Belgium coach) to rest my Lukaku during Belgium against Cyprus, especially after he missed the previous game against Bosnia-Herzegovina with an ankle problem,” he explained.
With the presence of Lukaku, MU’s chances to reap the full points in Liverpool headquarters was open. In all competitions this season, 24-year-old player has contributed 11 goals from 10 matches.