Mane will pass a fitness test before Burnley

Reuters/Andrew Boyers

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane faces a late fitness test to be in contention for Wednesday’s Premier League trip to Burnley after sustaining a foot injury, manager Juergen Klopp said on Tuesday.

Senegal international Mane suffered a cut that required several stitches during Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby but Klopp refused to rule out the 26-year-old. Liverpool could also be without defender Andy Robertson who suffered a dead leg.

Klopp also said he had accepted a Football Association charge of misconduct for his wild celebration after Divock Origi scored a 96th-minute winner at Anfield against Everton.

Klopp had been given until Thursday to respond but the German said he would pay the fine.

“I couldn’t avoid it obviously… if there was no rule we as managers would do it every week. That’s what rules are for and if you break rules you have to be fined for it,” Klopp added. “I don’t think anyone thought it was massively wrong. It happened, a fine, I’ll pay it, no problem.”

Liverpool are second in the league with 36 points from 14 games while Burnley are second from bottom with nine points.

REUTERS/Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru Editing by Ian Chadband

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