October 10, 2017 / 3:35 PM / 12 days ago

Liverpool's Mane facing six weeks out with hamstring injury

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is facing up to six weeks out of action after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with Senegal, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Soccer Football - Liverpool Training - Liverpool, Britain - September 12, 2017 Liverpool's Sadio Mane during training Action Images via Reuters/Craig Brough

Mane was taken off with a minute remaining in Senegal’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Cape Verde Islands on Saturday.

Liverpool said the injury “could keep him out of action for up to six weeks” starting with Saturday’s league game against arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield.

Mane has scored three goals in five Premier League appearances this season and has just returned from a three-match suspension.

The speedy forward picked up a red card during the 5-0 loss to Manchester City last month but was back in the starting line-up for the 1-1 draw at Newcastle before the international break.

Reporting by Simon Evans, editing by Ed Osmond

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