Everything was rosy for Liverpool fans up until about an hour ago.
Their side still sit second in the early-season table after kicking off with a thrilling 4-3 win over Arsenal on Sunday.
However, optimistic Reds supporters were brought back down to earth with a bump thanks to some worrying Liverpool injury news this afternoon.
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It was reported by Express Sport‘s Paul Joyce that Sadio Mane has been taken to hospital after picking up a shoulder injury in training.
Mane enjoyed an outstanding debut against Arsenal, capped off with a superb solo goal.
A week earlier, former Southampton star Mane found the net in a 4-0 friendly win over Barcelona.
It is not just goals that Mane brings to Klopp’s team. The Senegal international also injects pace into the Merseysiders’ three-man attacking midfield unit and is Liverpool’s most direct threat.
Coutinho, is also fast but the Brazilian magician goes about his business in a much more flamboyant manner. This is not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination, but Liverpool will surely miss the balance that the rapid straight-line counter-attacking threat of Mane gives them if he is out for a long time.