The timeline for Sadio Mané to recover from a hamstring injury always made it look like an appearance for Senegal in the November global break, when they would face South Africa for the chance to head to the World Cup, would be a touch and go thing.
It was following the first qualifying clash with South Africa, played last Friday, that Mane reported feelings of the old injury.
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It's been confirmed on Monday morning that Sadio Mane has been released from worldwide duty by Senegal.
The Senegalese Football Association have stated: 'following the match South Africa against Senegal Friday, November 10, 2017 in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane was slightly felt from his old injury.
Jurgen Klopp had hoped that Senegal would consider releasing Mane earlier in the event that they ensured qualification for next summer's finals in Russian Federation.
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The club also sent a medic off with him to monitor his situation, and there is no suggestion the Senegal national team coaches or training staff did anything that would have made a re-aggravation of Mané's injury more likely.
For the second time this season, Reds star Sadio Mane has picked up an injury while away representing Senegal.
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