Suspended Mane suffers on sidelines

The Senegal international has already served two games of his three-match suspension following his straight red card against Manchester City earlier this month.

The Reds have failed to win either of the games which Mane has sat out, drawing 1-1 against Burnley in the Premier League before suffering a 2-0 loss against Leicester City in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday.

Mane will again have to watch from the stands as Liverpool resume hostilities with the Foxes in the top flight on Saturday, and he admits it is difficult to have to stand by unable to help the club.

"It is not an easy time for me because I would love to play all the time and help my team-mates,” he told ESPN.

“It's bad, but I have to accept the suspension and wait until my comeback.

"I'm a football player and I love to play and score, to give us goals for the team.

“The suspension is part of football and I just have to accept it and move forward and be ready for my next game, which is coming soon."