Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp blasts 'senseless' Nations League

Saturday, 20 Oct, 2018

It read: "Liverpool Football Club can confirm Sadio Mane today underwent a procedure on a hand injury sustained while on worldwide duty with Senegal".

Salah suffered a groin injury while playing for Egypt against eSwatini last Friday night and pulled out of the return game in the African...

It has been reported that Mane suffered a broken left thumb while on global duty with Senegal, with the forward injuring his hand in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan.

But Keita, who was carried off the field halfway through Guinea's 1-1 draw with Rwanda, and Mane, who required minor surgery on his thumb after joining the Senegal squad, were less fortunate.

And Holland manager Ronald Koeman has revealed Van Dijk should be fit to face the Terriers.

James Milner also trained on Thursday, having injured his hamstring in Liverpool's game with Manchester City over the worldwide break.

The 26-year-old returned to Merseyside for surgery, putting him in doubt for this weekend's Premier League trip to Huddersfield Town. "Hopefully I won't give him one tomorrow".

Now the German has followed up those comments with another stinging attack in the direction of UEFA, questioning how players can be expected to perform at their best when they have to play so many games.

Huddersfield's form is a stark contrast as they seek a first win to potentially climb out of the relegation zone.

But Wagner is not convinced any of them will miss the match at 5.30pm on Saturday.

'We can not ignore the travelling when you fly overnight and change time zones two or three times in eight or nine days.

Information from Reuters was used in this story.