Liverpool's Mane has operation on thumb injury

Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2016

Liverpool said on Wednesday that forward Sadio Mane had undergone successful surgery on a hand injury he sustained while on worldwide duty with Senegal.

It has been reported that Mane suffered a broken left thumb while on global duty with Senegal, with the forward injuring his hand in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner expects a near full-strength Liverpool side for Saturday's Premier League clash, saying his opposite number Jurgen Klopp could be using his injury concerns as a smokescreen.

Salah's muscle injury does not appear to be as serious as first feared and he could well start this weekend, while Van Dijk is playing through his own rib injury and is also expected to be in contention at the back. Juergen Klopp's side entertain Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League next week.

'Every performance gives you belief and every win gives you belief - unfortunately we have no wins so far - but we have performed at a good level consistently over the last weeks and in training the guys look very good as well.

The trio were part of the Reds mounting injury worries that began when Milner came off with a hamstring injury against Manchester City and grew increasingly concerning for the club during the worldwide break.

Mane's involvement against Huddersfield now remains uncertain with initial unconfirmed reports suggesting Keita will spend at least two weeks on the sidelines. It's easy to enjoy watching [him].

Van Dijk played the entirety of the Netherlands' win over Germany on Saturday and then returned to Liverpool - missing Tuesday's friendly with Belgium.

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