Jurgen Klopp provides Sadio Mane injury update ahead of Liverpool trip to Norwich


Liverpool's Sadio Mane looks ready to return to action following his spell out injured after his manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed he had recovered from his hamstring issue.

Mane has been in superb form this season, scoring 11 goals and creating six assists in 22 appearances in the Premier League, but he suffered a setback when he limped off in the first half of the 2-1 win over Wolves on January 23.

Since then he has missed two Premier League games against West Ham and Southampton and both FA Cup matches against Shrewsbury, but he returned to full training this week and ahead of Sunday's clash with Norwich Klopp confirmed both he and James Milner are available for selection again.

Sadio Mane returned to training this week following his injury (Image: Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

"Millie and Sadio are back," Klopp said. "When they are back you consider them immediately. Apart from (Xherdan) Shaqiri, (Nathaniel) Clyne and (Paul) Glatzel, all the players are in training.

"We have some good options. Hopefully it stays like this for the rest of the season."

The Reds will go a stunning 25 points clear at the top of the Premier League with victory against the Canaries, but Klopp may have one eye on their Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday.

The German added: "Sometimes when you aren't in a good moment the Champions League can be a holiday. We are not in that situation. We have one of the most difficult teams to play in Atletico but it is not my problem at the moment. From Monday we will be in a Champions League mode, if you like."

Liverpool beat Norwich 4-1 on the first day of the Premier League season (Image: Offside via Getty Images)

Klopp has a good relationship with Norwich boss Daniel Farke, and urged Norwich to keep faith with him despite their lowly position in the table.

"Nobody has questioned Daniel Farke because he is a super coach," Klopp added. "I was in a similar position at Mainz. You need a plan for tomorrow, next few months and next few years, it looks like they have that."