sport news Sadio Mane and Mo Salah in contention for Everton clash

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will take a six-hour flight to Ghana on Thursday The duo will then fly back to Merseyside on the same day after the ceremony Jurgen Klopp said Mane and Salah will be in contention for the Merseyside derby Liverpool host Everton at Anfield on Friday night in the third round of the FA Cup 

By Dominic King for MailOnline

Published: 19:11 GMT, 1 January 2018 | Updated: 19:11 GMT, 1 January 2018

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Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah will be considered for the Merseyside derby on Friday even though they undertake a remarkable 6000-mile round trip 24 hours earlier.

Liverpool have chartered a private jet to allow Mane and Salah to attend the Africa Footballer of the Year awards, which are being staged in Ghana on Thursday. The influential attackers will leave Merseyside on Thursday morning and return immediately after the event.

It is a six-hour flight to Accra but Jurgen Klopp has no concerns about Mane, who scored his first goal in the Premier League since November 29 in the 2-1 win over Burnley, spending 12 hours in the air before the FA Cup third round tie and does not believe their preparations will be affected.

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