Liverpool fans react to news Mane could miss rest of season

Liverpool may have won the Merseyside Derby on Saturday, but the 3-1 at Anfield could come at a big cost with Sadio Mane potentially out of action for the season. The Liverpool Echo are reporting that initial scans suggest the Senegalese forward may need surgery on his left knee after a 50/50 challenge with Leighton Baines that saw him twist the joint in question and hobble off of the pitch.

Swelling to his knee meant that early scans were inconclusive, yet there are now fears Mane will require minor surgery on his meniscus ligament to recover fully, which will rule him out for eight weeks and end his 2016/17 early – albeit a final decision has not yet been made by the club. Recent wins and dropped points from rivals have put Liverpool in a strong position to finish in the top four and book a Champions League return, but losing their top goalscorer – the ex-Southampton man took his tally to 13 this term vs. Everton – is as big a blow as it is an untimely set-back.

Kopites are, understandably, upset and frustrated, and here are some of the best reactions to the news…