David Ginola explains why Liverpool will miss Sadio Mane against Manchester United

Paola Ditto
Ottobre 14, 2017

Liverpool confirmed on Tuesday that Mane is set to miss up to six weeks with the hamstring problem to rule the winger out of Saturday's clash against Manchester United.

Liverpool must again do without Sadio Mane for several weeks due to a hamstring injury.

Sportsmail looks at three different ways that Klopp's Liverpool could line up without their key player.

That time has come again with Mane sidelined and Sturridge will nearly definitely get more opportunities on the pitch if he stays fit, with Klopp looking to balance Premier League commitments with Champions League demands.

The first game he will miss will be the visit of Manchester United this Saturday, and Nicol does not think Liverpool will be able to cope without him.

Liverpool are at their best on the counter, where Mane's speed across the pitch, as well as his speed of thought, are devastating to opponents.

The development is a significant blow to Liverpool's aspirations in the Premier League and Champions League, with Mane being integral to Jurgen Klopp's forward play.

Mane is the pivotal threat in attack for Senegal who have otherwise switched their forwards around during the qualifying campaign‚ as they are still seeking consistency from their strikers.

Liverpool have advanced Philippe Coutinho into the front three to fill in for Mane before, opening up space for Emre Can and James Milner in the midfield, but they have a couple of other options that are intriguing. Without him, that drops to six wins from 13 with 1.6 goals and 1.7 points per game.

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