Mane injury 'not serious' as Sturridge returns to full training

Written By By Chris Myson
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Liverpool has been boosted after Jurgen Klopp confirmed the shoulder injury suffered by Sadio Mane was "not serious."

The winger scored an impressive goal in his Reds debut in a 4-3 Premier League win over Arsenal on Sunday but gave his new side a scare when going down with the problem in training this week.

While Mane remains questionable to face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, Klopp revealed the shoulder issue was only a minor concern.

"It was a challenge between two players up in the air and Sadio fell on his shoulder coming down — it is not that serious," Klopp said. "At this moment I have no idea if he will be available for the weekend, but I don't think he will be out for a long time. 

"It would have been better without this situation, but things like this will always happen and you cannot avoid this."

There was also positive news with key duo James Milner (ankle) and Daniel Sturridge (thigh) back in full training, while Lucas Leiva (hamstring) and Mamadou Sakho (calf) are also close to first-team comebacks.

"Milly and Daniel are in full training," Klopp said. "Lucas is in a good way — warming up with us and maybe today [Thursday] he will be in team training. Mama is not too far away from training."

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