Philippe Coutinho looks set to make his first Premier League appearance of the season when Liverpool face Burnley on Saturday.
The Brazil international missed the opening month with injury, having been strongly linked with a move to Barcelona.
“He should be ready,” said Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp today. “It was really nice how the crowd welcomed him [against Sevilla]. Nobody was 100 per cent sure about this, but I am really happy that we were, as a Liverpool family, sensitive enough to do it exactly like this. I think it was good for him.”
Mane’s absence will be felt by Liverpool, with the Senegalese having scored three goals in as many games in the league this season.
But Klopp assured he has the squad depth and talent in those key areas to ensure Mane’s ban will not affect his side’s dazzling front line.
‘There will be moments where he cannot play or should not play. We have options. Roberto (Firmino) already played left wing, Phil can play there, Alex (Oxlade-Chamberlain) can play there.
‘That’s all good we can change the system, we can do a lot of things.
‘It’s always difficult to replace top class players but we did it well towards the end of last season when we had to play without him.’