Barcelona are ready to put them through the wringer again by courting Sadio Mané in the coming months. Real Madrid and Juventus are also reported to be interested in the speedy Senegalese forward, who is currently sidelined through suspension on the back of that red card he received for accidentally booting Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson in the head. Losing Mané would be a nightmarish scenario for Liverpool, who conspicuously failed to fire on all cylinders when he was away playing in last season’s Africa Cup of Nations. It may have been no coincidence that they could only draw with Burnley over the weekend as he sat out the first game of his three-match ban. Time will tell.