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​Mane assures Liverpool fans he was not injured on international duty

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has been confirming his substitution in the second half of Senegal's win over Namibia was not the result of injury as was being speculated.

He said: "I'm fit. It's true I got a little kick in the back of the knee, but it was nothing special - it happened in the first half and I played for the rest of the game.

"I spoke to Jurgen Klopp and told him everything was OK, I am 100% and there was nothing specific.

"After the game, I went to the airport to take a flight. When I reached Paris the following morning, I had many messages on my phone with people and my family asking what happened because they saw in the press I had an injury. I said to them, 'no, no, I am OK!'."

Ian Ferris
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