Former England skipper Paul Ince opined that Sadio Mane will be a big miss for Liverpool after he picked up an injury on international duty.
Mane has been ruled out for six weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury in Senegal’s 2018 World Cup qualifying game against Cape Verde.
Ince insisted that the Senegalese forward plays a huge role in Jurgen Klopp’s plan and ‘he is a much bigger loss than Philippe Coutinho would be’.
“Sadio Mane being out for six weeks is bad news for Liverpool – he’s a much bigger loss than Philippe Coutinho would be,” Ince told PaddyPower News.
“Mane is much more involved in the game from start to finish. Without him, Liverpool’s side is a lot weaker – he’s vital.”
Mane has scored three times in five league aappearances for the Reds this campaign and was awarded the Premier League Player of the month for August.