Sadio Mane hands Jurgen Klopp major boost ahead of PSG test as Liverpool star shakes off illness to train with his team-mates at Melwood
- Sadio Mane trained alongside his team-mates after recovering from illness
- Liverpool’s Champions League group is all to play for going into matchday five
- The Reds are current second in Group C with PSG occupying third spot
Sadio Mane is in contention to start in Liverpool’s Champions League showdown with PSG as he shook off illness to train with his team-mates on Tuesday.
It was originally thought that the Senegal star could miss Liverpool’s trip to Paris but it now seems he could start at the Parc des Princes.
The 26-year-old former Southampton forward wrapped up warm as Jurgen Klopp put the final touches on his preparations for their Group C encounter with the French champions.
Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane trained with his team-mates ahead of their trip to Paris
Mohamed Salah receives a hug from defender Dejan Lovren during the training session
Trent Alexander-Arnold (centre) warms up alongside Andrew Robertson and James Milner
Jordan Henderson is able to face PSG but will miss his side’s derby clash with rivals Everton
Virgil van Dijk will have to be at his best if they’re to keep Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Co at bay
Mane was not the only Liverpool star to be wrapped up warm in chilly Merseyside as Klopp’s men wore tracksuit tops, gloves, scarves and hats.
Liverpool are currently in second place behind Napoli with PSG sitting in third and Red Star Belgrade bottom.
The Reds will be desperate to get a positive result in Paris to avoid being leapfrogged by their next opponents.
Klopp’s men can still finish anywhere from first to fourth in Group C of the Champions League.
But if they beat the French champions and Napoli defeat Red Star Belgrade, they will advance into the last-16 of the tournament.
There have been doubts over the fitness of both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe but the duo are expected to shrug off injury knocks after sitting out PSG’s league win over Toulouse on Saturday.
Summer signing Xherdan Shaqiri has called on his team-mates to go all out for the win.
‘We don’t know how the coach is going to make the starting XI but everybody has to be ready,’ Shaqiri told Liverpool’s official website.
‘It’s going to be a difficult game in Paris and a good game to show how good we are. We go there to try to win, for sure.
‘Then it’s my first derby, so it’s going to be very special. I want to see and to feel the atmospheres in these derbies. I’m looking forward to it.’
Manager Jurgen Klopp followed his players in wrapping up warm for Tuesday’s training session
Joe Gomez is expected to once again start at the heart of Liverpool’s defence with Van Dijk