Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Sadio Mane is available for Saturday’s clash against Leicester City, but has ruled out Emre Can due to an ankle problem.

Mane, who joined the club from Southampton this summer, had already missed a game before the international break due to a shoulder injury, but Klopp admits that the winger has been training normally ahead of the weekend clash.

However, Can, who played just a cameo in the first game of the season against Arsenal last month, will be out of the Leicester clash because of an ankle problem, despite being scheduled to return to training tomorrow.

Klopp also revealed that new signing Ragnar Klavan’s involvement in Liverpool’s first home game of the season is also under a cloud because of a bruised bone and a tear, but a final decision has not been made on the defender.

The Liverpool manager said in a press conference: Mane, I don’t know how it works and who said it, but it was absolutely nothing. He has trained since he was [back] here completely normally. 


Emre is different. In the Burton game, he didn’t even need an opponent, he did it by himself, but this little issue with the ankle.

It is much better but Emre didn’t have a perfect pre-season and didn’t have a few games and unfortunately another two-and-a-half-week break now.

Maybe he will be back today or tomorrow in team training but it will not be enough for the Leicester game.

"Another player with problems is Ragnar Klavan. He had this really unlucky game. He had a bone bruise and a little rip, not too deep, around the knee.

"We don’t need to stitch it but we have to wait. It is obviously a little bit painful so we have to see what happened overnight. We’ll know more this afternoon", Klopp added.

Liverpool have four points from their opening three Premier League games and will be keen to get their home season off to good start with a win against Premier League champions Leicester on Saturday.