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Liverpool fans react to African Cup of Nations news

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have once again been in fantastic form so far this campaign.

Between them, the two have scored 27 goals as Liverpool have jumped to the top of the Premier League standings. Their form is nothing new, though – last season, they finished fourth and fifth in the Ballon d’Or rankings respectively, as the Reds lifted the Champions League trophy in Madrid.

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Add in Naby Keita, who has been in resurgent form with three goals in his last six games for Jurgen Klopp’s men, and the Anfield outfit have some of the best African players on the planet at their disposal.

As such, the news that the trio could be missing for six weeks due to the timing of next year’s African Cup of Nations could be a huge blow to the 52-year-old’s plans for next term, as James Pearce insinuated.

The tournament has been held in the summer in the last few years, but the 2021 edition will be in January.

Liverpool fans have been reacting to this tweet in huge numbers, and some fans are not happy to say the least.

Liverpool losing three players, two of which are guaranteed starters and are part of the club’s famed front three, would be a big loss, especially during what could be a crucial time of the campaign.

Not everyone is so pessimistic, though, with some believing that the Premier League title could be already sewn up by then.

Confident talk from the fans here, but considering they are already 14 points clear with a game in hand after just 21 games so far this term, it certainly isn’t beyond the realms of possibility to have such a commanding lead by then.

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Others, meanwhile, have said that potential new signings could cushion the blow, suggesting high-profile names like Kylian Mbappe and Jadon Sancho.

The Reds have been linked with both Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappe in the last few weeks and months, so these are deals that are not out of the question.

It remains to be seen what kind of impact it has on the Reds next season.

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