Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that Sadio Mane played through the pain barrier in the Reds' stunning last-gasp win over Merseyside rivals Everton on Sunday.

The Senegal international shined brightest for Klopp's men, in a game where his usually influential teammates Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were both substituted in the last 15 minutes.

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Whilst ​Mane went on to complete the full match, Klopp claimed the 26-year-old had suffered an injury during the second half, but was determined to remain on the field and help his side to a derby-day victory.

He said (as quoted by the ​Liverpool Echo): "Sadio had the standout performance of the three. Yes, he had the chances and he didn't use them, but he was pretty much not (easy) to defend in one-on-one situations.

"He got better minute by minute. If you see now he is sitting in the dressing room and has a cut on his foot."


Klopp added: "Twenty minutes from the end he got it, I don't know how it happened but it was a very painful thing.

"He didn't tell me, otherwise we may have changed (the substitutions) differently. Probably not!"

With ​Liverpool back in ​Premier League action on Wednesday night when they travel to face Burnley, Klopp expressed his willingness to rotate his side after such a demanding game at the weekend.

He revealed: "We will see what we do, but it was such an intense game today.

"We will see how we line up in the next game. We only have to think about ​Burnley, not Bournemouth or Napoli or United or Wolves."