How lengthy will Liverpool be with out Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for Africa Cup of Nations? What number of Reds video games might the duo miss whereas on worldwide responsibility with Egypt and Senegal

How long will Liverpool be without Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane for Africa Cup of Nations? How many Reds games could the duo miss while on international duty with Egypt and Senegal

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have each been missed by Liverpool since jetting off to compete within the AFCON.

The Reds superstars will now be unavailable to Jurgen Klopp for the remainder of the month after linking up with Egypt and Senegal respectively forward of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Salah and Mane are set to overlook the following month for Liverpool as a consequence of worldwide responsibility

Salah and Mane shall be as influential for his or her international locations’ hopes as they’ve been for Liverpool’s trophy aspirations this season.

So how lengthy will the 2 star marksmen and teammate Naby Keita be away from Anfield? talkSPORT.com has all the small print…

When does Afcon 2021 happen?

The thirty third version of the Africa Cup of Nations is scheduled to happen in Cameroon from Sunday, January 9 to Sunday, February 6.

The opening and shutting matches of the competitors are set to be performed on the new 60,000-seat Olembe Stadium in Yaounde.

Riyad Mahrez’s Algeria are AFCON’s defending champions, having gained again in 2019 after beating Mane’s Senegal 1-0 within the last.

Senegal teammates Mane and Edouard Mendy featured in Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea alongside Egypt’s Salah

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Senegal teammates Mane and Edouard Mendy featured in Liverpool’s draw with Chelsea alongside Egypt’s Salah

What number of video games will Salah and Mane miss for Liverpool?

Salah and Mane might miss out on as much as seven video games for the Reds in all competitions if their respective international locations make all of it the best way to the ultimate.

Keita’s Guinea aren’t favourites to go far within the event and the midfielder might be again to face Crystal Palace if his aspect are eradicated within the group-stage.

Senegal made it to the ultimate final time and may they accomplish that once more, then Mane would miss each semi-final legs in opposition to Arsenal within the Carabao Cup.

The winger would even be absent for the Premier League video games in opposition to Palace and Leicester and a visit to Burnley might be doubtful if he wins AFCON and is afforded a break after the competitors ends.

Mane and Keita are both set to feature in the African Cup of Nations

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Mane and Keita are each set to characteristic within the African Cup of Nations

Most video games Salah and Mane might miss

January 6, 2022 – Arsenal vs Liverpool (EFL Cup)

January 9, 2022 – Liverpool vs Shrewsbury City (FA Cup)

January 13, 2022 – Liverpool vs Arsenal (EFL Cup)

January 15, 2022 – Liverpool vs Brentford (Premier League)

January 23, 2022 – Crystal Palace vs Liverpool (Premier League)

February 9, 2022 – Liverpool vs Leicester Metropolis (Premier League)

February 12, 2022 – Burnley vs Liverpool (Premier League)

What has been stated?

Liverpool assistant coach Pep Lijnders is optimistic the Reds have the firepower in assault to offset the lack of Mane and Salah.

“You may attempt to plan it however you’ll be able to by no means put together it,” Lijnders stated following the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.

“It isn’t a fear as a result of we place confidence in the boys we now have and some boys are coming again as effectively.

“We all know that sure gamers can play extra offensively as effectively, they’ve been taking part in in midfield however they will play extra offensively as effectively.

“I simply informed the boys Naby, Mo and Sadio that they need to attempt to win the AFCON as a result of it’s a prize to catch and the careers are by no means lengthy they usually should battle for every prize.

“This prize now is available in entrance of them – it’s a event with a lot ardour, a lot tradition and it’s a actually proud scenario in case you can play in your nation, if it’s England or Germany or Holland or whoever and that’s what they’ve and really feel.

“So they’re African legends, they’re legends for me, but when they win it they may most likely be even larger legends so they need to strive with all they must win it.”