Sadio Mané in line for surprise Liverpool return against West Ham on Saturday

• Striker back in training earlier than expected following hamstring injury
• Jürgen Klopp suggests he could play ‘20-25’ minutes at the London Stadium

Jürgen Klopp has said Sadio Mané could be a surprise inclusion for Liverpool’s visit to West Ham United on Saturday and he would welcome international duty for the Senegal striker.

Mane has been sidelined for four weeks with a hamstring injury suffered during the last international week and had not been scheduled to return for Liverpool for another fortnight. That may yet be the case, with the 25-year-old only returning to first team training on Thursday and Klopp reluctant to risk a player who is not 100% fit, but the forward is being considered for a substitute’s role at the London Stadium.

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