Liverpool star Sadio Mane has returned to club from international duty after suffering a recurrence of the hamstring injury which has ruled out him for the past month.
Mane had only just returned to action after picking up the injury in the last round of international fixtures.
The original hamstring problem sidelined the speedy Senegalese for five games and it is now unlikely he will be fit to face Southampton this weekend.
An official statement from the Senegal Football Federation read: “Following the match, South Africa against Senegal Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane slightly felt his old injury.
“After consultations between the medical staff of the national team of Senegal and Liverpool it was decided by mutual agreement to make him available to his club to continue treatment until full recovery.”
Sadio Mane’s season has been stop-start as of yet. After an impressive start to the season, the Reds No.19 was sent off and subsequently banned for three games after catching Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson.
Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp will hope the injury isn’t too serious, as the Merseyside giants aim to get their season back on track.