Sadio Mane injury update as Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals winger has dead leg after Ajax win

SADIO MANE picked up a dead leg during Liverpool's win against Ajax last night but Jurgen Klopp is not too concerned.

The Senegalese forward was replaced by Takumi Minamino after an hour in Amsterdam which left Reds fans worried he would be out for weeks.

Klopp's men took all three points from the Champions League Group D clash thanks to Nicolas Tagliafico's 35th minute own goal.

And the German moved quickly to update supporters on Mane's injury.

He said: “Sadio has a dead leg and deals with it.

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"It’s still painful but not a problem. When he doesn’t play he has ice on it."

Liverpool were also forced into a change at the back after Jordan Pickford's horror challenge on Virgil van Dijk during Saturday's Merseyside derby ended the Dutchman's season.

Joe Gomez and Fabinho – usually a holding midfielder – started at the back together and Klopp was pleased with what he saw from the Brazilian.

Asked to comment on Fabinho's performance, Klopp said: “Good but even he can play better.

"This combo with Joe they’d never played together.

"They need to get used to each other and the verbal demands of that position to help midfielders. There’s a lot to improve but that’s good.

“In our situation it helps when the boys ease the pressure on the situation. Fab can play this position, he likes it.

"He wouldn’t enjoy right-back as much.

"We have to keep these boys fit and they can help.

"Fab I am not surprised he plays well otherwise we’d need a solution.”

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