Sadio Mane was back in Liverpool training this week ahead of Saturday’s trip to West Ham and he returned with a bang by scoring a fine goal.
LFC tweeted footage of Mane humiliating goalkeeper Simon Mignolet by beating him with a cheeky backheeled finish during a practice match.
The video also showed Daniel Sturridge scoring in training. He will likely be the player replaced when Mane returns to full fitness.
Reverse flip flap and nutmeg
Beautiful backheel@DanielSturridge or Sadio Mane – whose goal do you prefer?
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 3, 2017
However, Mane – who has not played since early October due to a hamstring injury – is unlikely to start at West Ham.
Manager Jurgen Klopp will be keen to get the Senegal international back in his team as soon as responsibly possible though.
Mane was Liverpool’s joint leading scorer last season, netting 13 times in 27 Premier League appearances.
He bagged three goals in five PL games before getting injured this term.
Liverpool go into matchweek 11 sixth in the table, 12 points below leaders Manchester City.
History favours the Reds, who won 4-0 last season in their first and only game at the London Stadium.