Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has downplayed damage fears over Sadio Mane.
The Reds ahead was pictured with ice on his proper leg after being substituted within the 60th minute of Wednesday’s 1-Zero win over Ajax within the Champions League.
Nonetheless, Klopp confirmed Mane had a useless leg in Amsterdam.
He mentioned: “It’s nonetheless painful however not an issue. When he doesn’t play he has ice on it.”
A 35th-minute Nicolas Tagliafico personal purpose ensured Liverpool began their 2020/21 Champions League marketing campaign with a win.
Mane’s scuffed shot, which was heading approach off course, fortuitously deflected in off Tagliafico’s boot.
It was additionally a much-needed clear sheet for the Reds of their first sport with out influential defender Virgil van Dijk, who will miss a lot of the season with a critical knee damage.
Nonetheless, there have been some nervy moments for Klopp’s facet as Fabinho pulled off an outstanding goal-line clearance, earlier than Davy Klaassen hit the publish within the second-half.
Together with Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah have been hooked off on the hour mark, with Klopp probably having one eye on this weekend’s Premier League conflict towards Sheffield United.
The attacking trio have been changed by Diogo Jota, Takumi Minamino and Xherdan Shaqiri.
Explaining the triple substitution, Klopp mentioned: “Recreation administration is one factor, the opposite factor is to make use of the ability of the others.
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“They have been more energizing, they have been the toughest working. It’s a disgrace Diogo didn’t rating, Shaq was vigorous, unbelievable, and Takumi is a machine, he’s in all places.
“He defends like a satan and offensively he’s actually essential. There have been good one-twos with Diogo. That helps.
“We will make 5 adjustments [during a Champions League game], most likely more often than not we must do this.”