These are the two Liverpool players who need to step up if Mane is ruled out yet again

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has enjoyed a relatively low-key opening to his career on Merseyside, barring a dreadful performance in Liverpool’s League Cup defeat to Leicester back in September that was duly noted in the British media.

However, he has shown signs of improvement in recent weeks and he bagged his first Premier League goal against West Ham last time out.

Now that Chamberlain has had some time to settle into his new environment and gel with his players on the training pitch, he needs to kick on and justify his £35 million transfer fee.

With Mane potentially out of action, he has a fantastic opportunity to cement a place as a first-team regular and improve his chances of reaching Gareth Southgate’s World Cup squad next summer.

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