Sadio Mane will miss Liverpool ’s Community Shield match against Manchester City on the 4th of next month, manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed.
The forward was recently on national duty with Senegal at the 2019 Afcon where he helped the team finish as runners-up.
Speaking on the club’s official website, Klopp said the 27-year-old has been given an extended break and will return from vacation on August 5.
“He is in good shape,” the manager told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Obviously they had a celebration in Senegal and I’m happy about that because it showed that they respect the competition and saw the second place as a success, which is nice.
“He is now on holiday, not the longest one – he will be back on August 5, after the Manchester City game. That means he had two weeks. There is four or five days to prepare for Norwich, 10 days for Chelsea [in the UEFA Super Cup].”
Meanwhile, Liverpool are well underway with their pre-season preparations, and are in the midst of a tour of the United States.