Liverpool coach, Jurgen Klopp has come out to say that Sadio Mane played vs Ajax in the UCL despite suffering from a dead leg.
He, however, revealed that the Senegalese is doing much better now and it was only a pre-existing problem.
According to him, it has been painful for the African forward but he is glad to see that Mane still impacted the sole goal that sealed the victory for LFC in the UCL.
He added that the match vs Ajax was a very intense game but his boys’ defensive and offensive transition sealed the important win.
His words, “Sadio has since a few days a dead leg and deals with that in that area,”
“That’s the only thing why it’s still painful but it’s not a problem. When he doesn’t play, he puts ice on it.”
“Curtis was tactical. The medical department told us Hendo cannot start and then it was pretty clear 45 should be possible. That’s why Hendo came on and then we wanted the experience and a midfield that at least played a few times together, which helps in a game like this.”
“The three upfront, you could see it was an intense game. The defensive transition was really important and if you do that, win the ball, then you have a big chance for the offensive transition.
“It was hard for the starting front three, so I was really happy that we could do that. I was really happy that we could make five changes tonight.”