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Sadio Mane is expected to miss the next six weeks of action after the Liverpool winger picked up a serious hamstring injury on duty with Senegal.

The speedster sustained the problem in that encounter, with scans showing the damage is substantial enough to keep him out of action for over a month.

The news is a major blow to Jurgen Klopp ahead of the Premier League clash with Manchester United at Anfield on Saturday. Mane, who was among a 30-man shortlist for.

Liverpool have announced that Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks after picking up an injury on global duty.

Mane scored in each of Liverpool's first three matches of the season and was named the EA SPORTS Player of the Season for August.

The winger had only returned to domestic action in the 1-1 draw at Newcastle prior to the Federation Internationale de Football Association break having served a three-match ban following his sending off against Manchester City in September.

Liverpool are on a run of poor form with just one win in their last seven matches in all competitions and the injury to Mane is likely to again throw their transfer business under the scanner.

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