The respective African Cup of Nations blows for Chelsea and Liverpool have been revealed ahead of the competition’s commencement in January.
The current edition of the African Cup of Nations will begin on January 9 and will conclude on February 6.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been open about his dissatisfaction with the tournament, despite the fact that he will be missing some of his most gifted players for a month.
Sadio Mane’s call-up to the Senegal team has been announced today, which is one of the significant absentees he anticipated to have.
Mane is an important element of Liverpool’s assault and will be missed, particularly now that Mo Salah has joined Egypt.
Senegal has also called up Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy, so Liverpool aren’t the only club to lose a vital player.
Mendy has been a key player since his arrival at Stamford Bridge last year, but he, too, might be out for up to a month, depending on how far Senegal progresses in the tournament.
During that time, Spanish goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga will fill in, and thankfully for the Blues, he has had a good season thus far, despite few appearances.