He subsequently jetted off for duty with Senegal, where he set up Diafra Sakho's goal in the 2-0 win over South Africa, but has now returned to Liverpool for treatment after complaining of discomfort in his hamstring.
Sadio Mane has returned to Liverpool after complaining of a minor hamstring problem, the Senegal national team have confirmed.
Mane has only recently returned from a separate injury he sustained during the previous global break, but Liverpool are once again sweating over the fitness of one of their key players.
The 25-year-old played the full 90 minutes for his national team as they booked a place in next summer's football showiece event in Russian Federation with a 2-0 win.
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"He's fit to play - the only thing I would ask for is if they can make it in the first game it would be cool if he could come back".
"Following the match South Africa against Senegal Friday, November 10, 2017 in Polokwane, the player Sadio Mane was slightly felt from his old injury", a statement issued by the Senegal Football Association said, according to the Daily Mail.
Mane's return to action against the Hammers was well ahead of schedule, so it's not a bad idea to send him back to Liverpool's doctors.
Liverpool are fifth in the league, and host Mané's former club Southampton, who are 13th, on Saturday.