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Mane was left on the bench in Liverpool’s 4-1 demolition of Norwich on Friday night.
Instead, Divock Origi completed the front three with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
The Senegalese star returned to pre-season late after playing a crucial role in the African Cup of Nations.
He came on as a second-half substitute in the opening day win, and is expected to play from the start tonight against Chelsea as Liverpool go for their second European title in three months.
Upon arriving in Turkey for the Super Cup, Mane confirmed that he was ready to go.
“Yes, I think I’m ready [to start],” he told a press conference.
“Tiredness, I think, is here [pointing to his head] – for sure.
“I’ve been playing professional football a long time [and] I think I never even have holidays more than 20 days [for the last] seven years now.
“I’m used to it and, for sure, I’m ready.
“I’m here, so let’s do it.”
New signing Adrian is expected to start in goal in favour of injured Alisson Becker.
The Brazilian goalkeeper was taken off during the 4-1 drubbing of Norwich on Friday after suffering a calf strain.
Jurgen Klopp confirmed on Monday that the star would be missing for the next few weeks.
“[It’s] Not too cool. It’s a calf injury which takes him obviously out for a while,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.
“I don’t want to make now [an] exact prognosis on when he will be back but it will not be Wednesday for sure, so then we have to see. It takes a while, it takes a couple of weeks for sure, and we have to see.
“I saw already like ‘six weeks’ and stuff like this, but Ali was not a lot injured in his career so I would like to wait a little bit to see how he develops in that process now. But he is not in for the next few weeks.”
Liverpool starting 11 to face Chelsea [4-3-3] – Adrian, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane.