Liverpool urge Sadio Mane to miss AFCON quarter-final

Sadio Mane

Liverpool have allegedly advised Sadio Mane to stay out of Senegal’s Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final against Equatorial Guinea following his concussion scare in the previous round against Cape Verde.

The former Southampton man seemed to have been knocked unconscious as he collided with goalkeeper Vozinha, earning the Cape Verdean a red card.

Sadio Mane controversially continued and scored with a magnificent effort before slumping off the pitch, despite the fact that both he and Vozinha shared a positive report from hospital.

The Daily Mail reports, however, that Liverpool have urged Mane to sit out Senegal’s quarter-final match on Sunday in order to preserve his health, despite the fact that x-rays reveal no symptoms of major damage.

The article says that while the Reds lack the authority to decide whether Mane participates, they have communicated their concerns to Senegalese officials.

Mane’s opening against Cape Verde was his 27th goal in 82 appearances for Senegal, while he has ten for Jurgen Klopp’s side this season in all competitions.

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