Liverpool will take time to access the Senegal international, Sadio Mane’s injury. The forward suffered a hamstring in their 2-1 victory over Wolves.
Mane limped off in the first half and Takumi Minamino came in as his replacement.
“Sadio Mane felt something in his hamstring. We don’t know yet. We have to wait.” Said his manager, Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool has three games in the next nine days. An FA Cup to Shrewsbury on Sunday followed by league games against West Ham on Wednesday and Southampton next Saturday.
“That is tough and it’s probably without Sadio.” Added Klopp.
Klopp “forgot” how many points Liverpool are ahead.
Liverpool was presented with one of their toughest tests of the season before extending their unbeaten run in the Premier League 40 games.
Henderson headed them into an early lead before Raul Jimenez’s equalizer for Wolves. Firmino thereafter scored the winner in the 84th minute.
Besides, Klopp states he is not feeling any pressure about being so far clear at the top.
“I don’t think about it. I had to ask exactly the amount of points. That’s the truth. I really forgot in the week.”
“I know we play Sunday at Shrewsbury; I know we play Wednesday at West Ham and I know we play Saturday.”
“That’s three games in seven days which is a lot. We lost Sadio Mane and that’s the pressure I think about. All the rest is no pressure.”
“We said it before it would be a tough game. Wolves are doing so unbelievably well. They are so different from everything else you face.”
On the other hand, Klopp praised his captain Henderson who scored the opener and set up the winner.
He said, “I am not sure when Hendo became involved in offensive set-pieces. He is normally the protection. It showed another side and he is in outstanding shape at the moment.”
“He played an unbelievable game in a difficult game. He was helping people, shouting at people but it is not about shouting, it is about what you say.”
“He only asks others what he expects of himself. We couldn’t be in this situation without him.” He concluded.