Liverpool winger Sadio Made has told his club’s official website he’s fit to play against champions Leicester City on Saturday.
The Senegal international was subbed off after an hour in his country’s 2-0 win over Namibia last weekend, which resulted in multiple reports claiming he was injured, but the 24-year-old has reassured the fans he’s fit to play against the Foxes.
“I’m fit. It’s true I got a little kick in the back of the knee, but it was nothing special – it happened in the first half,” Mane said.
“I’d spoke with the coach and, because we have new players, he wanted to try (them) and change me, so the substitution was not due to injury.
“The most important thing is I am here today at Melwood, so I’m happy to be fit and will get myself ready for Leicester in the rest of the week.”
This comes as a major boost for Liverpool’s hopes of winning their first Premier League home game of the season when they welcome Leicester City on Saturday.
Mane, who moved to Liverpool from Southampton at the end of June for a fee that could reportedly rise to a club-record £36m, has started the season very well, which isn’t surprising as his pace and power are perfect for Jurgen Klopp’s playing style.
His ability to play all across the attack is very useful as well and he’s quickly developing a great understanding with Roberto Firmino and Philippe Coutinho in Liverpool’s attack.