Senegal international Sadio Mane is set to return to training with English club Liverpool within 9 days after recovering from a knee injury.
The English premier league club in a statement on Thursday said; “He will continue to be monitored and assessed by the club’s medical staff to ensure he returns in the best shape.”
Mane, 25, needed surgery and missed the final eight games of last season after picking up the injury during a 3-1 win over Everton on 1 April.
He will miss Liverpool’s opening pre-season friendlies.
Senegal international Mane scored 13 goals in 27 Premier League games after signing from Southampton for £34m in June 2016.
He damaged cartilage in his left knee in a collision with Leighton Baines against Everton.
Mane is unlikely to be ready as Liverpool begin their pre-season programme at Tranmere on 12 July before travelling to Wigan two days later.
Liverpool start the 2017-18 Premier League campaign at home to Watford on 12 August (12:30 BST).