Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk playing through broken ribs - Ronald Koeman

Virgil van Dijk

Van Dijk scored just his second goal for the Netherlands against Germany

Sadio Mane has become the latest Liverpool player to sustain an injury while on global duty after suffering a hand injury with Senegal, although an official diagnosis has yet to be provided.

ESPN have been told that Liverpool are aware of the issue and will assess the former Southampton winger when he returns to Anfield.

Sadio Mane has broken a bone in his left hand while away with Senegal for African Cup of Nations qualifiers and won't play against Sudan on Tuesday.

It adds to Jurgen Klopp's injury woes as last year's golden boot victor Mohammed Salah returned to Anfield with a muscle injury following Egypt's 4-1 victory over Swaziland.

While there is yet to be official word on the extent of injuries to Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk, with Sadio Mane's name now being added to Liverpool's injury list, Jurgen Klopp will be even more frustrated with the worldwide break than usual.

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Now, however, with three key Liverpool starters injured and no word on how serious each injury is, it's not looking good for Klopp and he will be understandably frustrated with how things have panned out.

Van Dijk has been an ever-present at the back for Liverpool so far this season, starting all eight of their Premier League matches, and will hope to shake off the injury in time to face Huddersfield on Saturday.

The centre-half returned to England early following an agreement between Liverpool's medical staff and his national team.

Van Dijk too is in line to play the match at the weekend, struggling with a rib injury on worldwide duty.

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