The question most of us Liverpool fans have been asking for over a month or so now, is Sadio Mane fit? Thankfully the current answer to that question is yes, yes he is. The reason we ask that as we all know is that he is so important to us as a team, both defensively and going forward. His role in the team for me, brings whoever else is playing on the day together and he is the link to it all. Unfortunately we miss him too much when he is not in our starting eleven and that has to change. Of course missing big players through injury or suspension is always a hindrance to any team, but you have to be able to cope. Last season we didn’t when he was out in January and that cost us massively. This year we’re a coping a little better with the impact of Salah in the team but Klopp has to have a set back up plan in case he is missing again anytime soon.

That is why it is now even more frustrating that having got Mane back earlier than we thought we would, when he played last weekend away to West Ham in our 4-1 win. He is now off to represent his country Senegal in a World Cup match once again. It would be easy for him to say he couldn’t play in that game and that would be great for us, but you have to admire players that want to still get out there and represent their country as it has become too easy to say they’re unavailable these days. Sadio himself has said he’s feeling “100 percent” fit after recovering from the hamstring injury so looks like it’s his decision.

The fact he got his latest injury whilst actually on international duty last month is once again a concern though ahead of the upcoming games he has for his country. The lad wants to help his country reach the World Cup in Russia next year though and you have to respect that. Senegal need just one point from two matches to all but secure their World Cup qualification status. Let’s hope they get the win and the qualification confirmed in the first game and then he his rested for the second game with no injury concerns.

That way he can come back to us fresh and ready to go against his former club Southampton on November 18th. He is key to us getting into the top-four once more but also if we’re going to win a trophy this year.

Wednesday, 1st November @ 19:45 Liverpool 3 v Maribor 0 in the Champions League
Salah (49′ minutes), Can (64′ minutes), Sturridge (90′ minutes)
HT 0-0

Our LFC Predictions before the game were:
Lee (Myself) – 4-0 Liverpool
Scott D – 3-0 Liverpool
Scott J – 4-0 Liverpool
Adam – 2-0 Liverpool

Saturday, 4th November @ 17:30 West Ham 1 v Liverpool 4 in the Premier League
Lanzini (55′ minutes)
HT 0-2
Salah (21′ minutes, 75′ minutes), Matip (24′ minutes), Oxlade-Chamberlain (56′ minutes)

Our LFC Predictions before the game were:
Lee (Myself) – 1-3 Liverpool
Scott D – 0-3 Liverpool
Scott J – 2-4 Liverpool
Adam – 1-3 Liverpool

Saturday, 18th November @ 15:00 Liverpool 3 v Southampton 0 in the Premier League
Salah (31′ minutes, 41′ minutes), Coutinho (68′ minutes)
HT 2-0

Our LFC Predictions before the game were:
Lee (Myself) – 1-0 Liverpool
Scott D – 3-0 Liverpool
Scott J – 2-0 Liverpool
Adam – 2-0 Liverpool

Tuesday, 21st November @ 19:45 Sevilla 3 v Liverpool 3 in the Champions League
Ben Yedder (51′ minutes, 60′ minutes pen), Pizarro (90’+3 minutes)
HT 0-3
Firmino (2′ minutes, 30′ minutes), Mané (22′ minutes)

Our LFC Predictions before the game were:
Lee (Myself) – 1-1 draw
Scott D – 2-1 Liverpool
Scott J – 3-1 Liverpool
Adam – 2-2 draw

Saturday, 25th November @ 17:30 Liverpool 1 v Chelsea 1 in the Premier League
Salah (65′ minutes)
HT 0-0
Willian (85′ minutes)

Our LFC Predictions before the game were:
Lee (Myself) – 2-1 Liverpool
Scott D – 3-1 Liverpool
Scott J – 2-1 Liverpool
Adam – 1-1 draw

Wednesday, 29th November @ 20:00 Stoke City 0 v Liverpool 3 in the Premier League
HT 0-1
Mané (17′minutes), Salah (77′minutes, 83′minutes)

Our LFC Predictions before the game are:
Lee (Myself) – 2-0 Liverpool
Scott D – 3-0 Liverpool
Scott J – 2-0 Liverpool
Adam – 3-2 Liverpool