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Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints
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Thiago Scores First Liverpool Goal in Vital Win Over Saints

Thiago scored his first goal for Liverpool as they kept their top-four hopes alive with a 2-0 win over Southampton at Anfield. Both sides had clear chances in an open first half, but Liverpool got the opener as Sadio Mane rose above Kyle Walker-Peters to convert Mohamed Salah's cross from six yards (31), the first time the duo had combined for a Premier League goal this season. Alisson was on hand to deny Saints on several occasions in both halves, while also nearly handing them a leveller on a plate with a poor pass out in the second, gratefully gathering Che Adams' weak shot, before summer signing Thiago. struck with a fine low effort from outside the box into the bottom right corner (90). The weekend had offered mixed results in Liverpool's quest for the top four, with Leic...
Salah, Mane are not Natural Finishers – Michael Owen
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Salah, Mane are not Natural Finishers – Michael Owen

  Former England striker, Michael Owen, has said Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane are “not natural finishers”. The two African attackers have scored regularly for the Reds in recent seasons. Salah’s goal in their 1-1 draw with Newcastle on Saturday, was his 20th in the Premier League this season. However, from 22 shots, Liverpool could only score one goal, which allowed Joe Willock net a stoppage-time equalizer. Mane has scored only eight goals in the Premier League this campaign, compared to his previous tallies of 18 last term and 22 the season before. Owen told Premier League Productions after the Newcastle draw: “That’s the problem, Mane, brilliant player, scores lots of goals. “Salah, unbelievable player as well, scores lots of goals. “B...
EPL: Peter Crouch Blasts Mane, Firmino, Others as Liverpool Failed to Beat Newcastle
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EPL: Peter Crouch Blasts Mane, Firmino, Others as Liverpool Failed to Beat Newcastle

  Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, has slammed the club’s players, including Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, following the Reds’ Premier League 1-1 draw with Newcastle United at Anfield on Saturday. Mohamed Salah gave Jurgen Klopp’s side an early lead at home, but they failed to extend their lead after missing several chances. Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side grabbed a last-gasp point through Joe Willock’s deflected effort. Reacting, Crouch, who played for Liverpool between 2005-2008, said Liverpool players failed to manage the game properly, adding that they lacked composure in front of goal against Newcastle. “You could see the last ten minutes, they got nervous. After those missed chances, they didn’t manage the game at all,” Crouch said during his post-match ...
Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele
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Liverpool to Replace Mane with Ousmane Dembele

  Liverpool is prepared to spend big to sign Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele” to replace Sadio Mane, Fichajes.net reports. Mane has not enjoyed his best season so far, scoring only 12 times in all competitions. The Senegal forward has netted just five times in 2021, as the Reds exited all competitions. Liverpool are now considering cashing in on 29-year-old Mane in the summer, despite his contract still having two years to run. And Dembele is the man being lined up to replace him. The France winger, 23, has just one year left on his Barcelona contract, but recently admitted that talks over a new deal at the Nou Camp still haven’t begun. Dembele has scored 10 goals this season for Barca, but has failed to impress since he joined from Borussia Dortmund.
Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp
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Why I Benched Sadio Mane in Liverpool’s 2-1 Win Over Aston Villa – Klopp

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he benched Sadio Mane in his side’s Premier League 2-1 win against Aston Villa on Saturday.   Klopp said Liverpool’s next week’s Champions League quarter-final second-leg tie against Real Madrid did not influence his decision to drop Mane to the bench against Aston Villa at Anfield. According to him, he made the decision based on performance. Two second-half goals from Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool all three points against Aston Villa. Asked if the game against Real Madrid played a part in his team selection, Klopp said at his post-match press conference: “No, not it’s pure coincidence that you brought up at that moment. “Well, not you personally, but the media brought up Sadio didn’t score f...
Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian
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Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian

Arsenal forward, Willian has said that he is too scared to look at his phone at times for fear of racial abuse on social media. The Brazilian said this following the racial attacks on Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.. The Liverpool stars were sent racist emojis on Instagram ahead of their Champions League quarter-finals first leg clash with the Real Madrid game on Tuesday. Willian is calling for the handlers of the social media platforms to take more responsibility for their output. “Does it frighten me to look at my phone? Yes, sometimes, to be honest,” Willian said, according to Express. “We are human. I want to understand who these people think they are to come to speak like that to us. “It really affects me when they talk about my fam...
‘It’s Like you have Personal Issue with Mane’ – Klopp Confronts Referee
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‘It’s Like you have Personal Issue with Mane’ – Klopp Confronts Referee

  Liverpool manager has revealed what he told the referee after Liverpool’s 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League quarter-finals first leg in Spain on Tuesday. Klopp said he told the referee that he, referee Felix Brych treated Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane ‘unfairly’ and appeared to have a ‘personal’ problem with the Senegalese during the game. Klopp watched his side slip to a 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Tuesday and Mane was booked for dissent in the first half after appearing to argue with the referee following Real Madrid’s second goal. Mane argued that he was fouled before Toni Kroos’s pass that led to Marco Asensio goal But Klopp felt Brych was ‘unfair’ towards Mane and told him after the game that he appeared to have a ‘personal’ issue with the Se...
Danny Murphy predicts results for Chelsea, Man City, Bayern, Liverpool, others
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Danny Murphy predicts results for Chelsea, Man City, Bayern, Liverpool, others

  Former Liverpool star, Danny Murphy, has delivered his predictions for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Real Madrid will host Liverpool on Tuesday night in the Champions League quarter-final first-leg tie in Spain, while Manchester City will face Borussia Dortmund. Reigning champions Bayern Munich will tackle Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, while Chelsea will face Porto. Providing his predictions, Murphy told The Mail on Sunday: “Real’s teamsheet used to strike fear into opponents but not anymore,” Murphy told The Mail on Sunday. “Injuries have prevented Eden Hazard from becoming another Galactico and their best players, Luka Modric, Karim Benzema and Toni Kroos, are all in their 30s. “In fact, Liverpool carry the greater firepower with Salah, Sadio ...
Rashford names Liverpool’s Mane as the Premier League’s best African
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Rashford names Liverpool’s Mane as the Premier League’s best African

The Manchester United star has identified the Reds forward as the top flight's best African player Marcus Rashford has revealed that he considers Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane to be the best African player he's encountered in the Premier League. Taking to social media on Monday evening, the Manchester United forward asked his 4.3-million strong followers to suggest questions for him to reply to during a Twitter Q&A session. Goal Africa duly responded, and grilled the Red Devils hitman on which African player in the top flight has been the greatest that he’s faced since making his Prem debut in 2015.
Liverpool Fans Blast Sadio Mane For Posting Shirtless Gym Photos With Hadj Diouf
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Liverpool Fans Blast Sadio Mane For Posting Shirtless Gym Photos With Hadj Diouf

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane is back in Senegal on international duty, where he has linked up with El-Hadji Diouf who endured a very difficult time at Anfield. Sadio Mane has been handed a crash course in recent Liverpool history after posting a picture with former Liverpool striker El-Hadji Diouf. While Mane is widely regarded as one of the club’s best transfer purchases, Diouf's time on Merseyside is seen far less positively. Signed from Lens in 2002, Diouf endured a tumultuous time on Merseyside and has been involved in a series of bizarre swipes at Steven Gerrard since his departure. The rivalry is said to have started when the Liverpool legend admitted he wasn’t the biggest fan of the controversial forward. "I wasn't Diouf's No.1 fan,” Gerrard wrote in his 2007 auto...
Six Liverpool Players, PSG Star Named in UEFA Team [Full list]
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Six Liverpool Players, PSG Star Named in UEFA Team [Full list]

  Six Liverpool players have been included in the UEFA Champions League team of this week. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post via its website on Thursday afternoon following the conclusion of the week’s round of 16 second-leg tie on Wednesday night. The six Liverpool players are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Ozan Kabak, Nathaniel Phillips and Fabinho. The Reds players made the list alongside Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, Keylor Navas, among others. Recall that Liverpool defeated RB Leipzig 2-0, thanks to goals from Salah and Mane. Below is the UEFA Champions League team after this week’s round of 16 second-leg fixtures: Goalkeeper: Keylor Navas (PSG) – 10 points Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – 9 points, ...
Liverpool See Off Leipzig To Reach Last Eight Of UCL
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Liverpool See Off Leipzig To Reach Last Eight Of UCL

Liverpool eased past RB Leipzig into the Champions League quarter-finals with a 2-0 win in Budapest Wednesday that coach Jurgen Klopp said helps his side put their Premier League woes to one side. Repeating their rapid-fire double act from the first leg, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane again struck within four second-half minutes to give the Reds a 4-0 aggregate win and keep alive Liverpool's hopes of rescuing their miserable domestic season with European glory. After six successive defeats at Anfield and dropping to eighth place in the Premier League, Klopp's men looked relieved to be away from home, with the second leg also played in the Hungarian capital due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. "They were outstanding. We had to switch off the Premier League stuff to get he...
Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane
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Liverpool vs Fulham: Klopp Explains Firmino’s Absence, Why he Benched Mane

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has said that Roberto Firmino didn’t feature in his side’s 1-0 defeat against Fulham because the Brazilian picked up a minor knock. Klopp also revealed why he dropped Sadio Mane to the bench as Liverpool suffered their sixth consecutive home defeat at Anfield against Fulham. Mario Lemina’s strike gave Fulham all three points against the Premier League champions. “Two changes we had to make because of little injuries, with Bobby and Ozan,” Klopp told Sky Sports. “The others [Mane, Trent] we thought it made absolute sense. We are in an intense period, and we have the opportunity now to change some players. “We’ve got now at least more sessions in the legs, so we thought it feels really well together, so that’s the plan behind it. Getting fr...
Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea
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Salah vs Mane: Michael Owen Accuses Liverpool Star after 1-0 Defeat to Chelsea

Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has histrionically accused the club’s forward, Sadio Mane, of avoiding winning penalties as he doesn’t want teammate, Mohamed Salah to score. Owen made the claims after Chelsea defeated Liverpool 1-0 in the Premier League on Thursday night at Anfield, thanks to Mason Mount’s strike. Recall that Salah, who is Liverpool’s first-choice spot-kick taker, looked set to be handed another golden chance to increase his goals tally to 18 this season from 12 yards when Mane gave the Chelsea goal. Andreas Christensen dangled out a clumsy leg but Mane got to teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold’s ball first. There may have been enough contact for Mane to win a penalty, but instead, the Senegalese star attempted to meet his heavy touch to score. Mane...
Mane Snubs Salah, Names Favourite Liverpool Teammate
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Mane Snubs Salah, Names Favourite Liverpool Teammate

  Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has picked Roberto Firmino as his “favourite team-mate” at the club. Both players and Mohammed Salah have formed a fearsome front three at Anfield for a few seasons. Although they are stuck in a bad run of form at the moment, Mane remains a big fan of Firmino, who believes does not get the credit he deserves. On his relationship with Firmino, Senegalese star, Mane told ESPN Brasil: “I think Brazil are just lucky to have Firmino. “I’d love to… I always say ‘Bobby, you have to change your nationality and come to Senegal’, which for me would be a dream. “I just love him. And as a team-mate, I think he’s my favourite. I love him.”
Liverpool vs Man City: Jamie Carragher Names Five Players Klopp Should Play Against Guardiola’s Men
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Liverpool vs Man City: Jamie Carragher Names Five Players Klopp Should Play Against Guardiola’s Men

Liverpool legend, Jamie Carragher, has given manager, Jurgen Klopp, names of five players that should feature for the Reds when they take on Manchester City in the Premier League this weekend. Liverpool will on Sunday evening host Pep Guardiola’s men at Anfield after their 1-0 surprise home defeat against Brighton on Wednesday. Klopp’s men are currently 7 points off the Premier League leaders Man City. But Carragher wants Klopp to make changes and feature the likes of Alisson Becker, Fabinho, Ozan Kabak, Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane against City. “So I think from now if you were to offer Liverpool a top-four finish they would take that and shake on it,” Carragher told Sky Sports. “There are no secrets with how Liverpool play, they’ve caused [Manchester] City huge prob...
Liverpool vs Man City: Klopp Gives Injury Update on Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota
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Liverpool vs Man City: Klopp Gives Injury Update on Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has provided the latest injury update on Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota ahead of his side’s Premier League clash with Manchester City on Sunday. Klopp said Mane might be available for Liverpool against Pep Guardiola’s men, while Jota may be out of action for four weeks. Mane and Jota missed Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat against Brighton on Wednesday night at Anfield due to injury. Providing an update on both players, Klopp was quoted by Liverpool’s official website as saying: “Diogo is – I don’t know exactly – a couple of weeks, two, three, four. I am not sure. “And Sadio we will see. He might be available for the weekend [against Man City], I don’t know. “He didn’t train with the team today. We will see.” Liverpool are seven points behind leaders Manc...
Mohamed Salah Takes Insolent Shot At Sadio Mane
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Mohamed Salah Takes Insolent Shot At Sadio Mane

Liverpool forward, Mohamed Salah has taken a cheeky shot at Sadio Mane after their win against West Ham United. Sadio Mane had missed the match due to a minor muscle injury and is expected to return to action this week. With the Senegalese out of action, this gave an opportunity for Divock Origi to start for the Reds. The Egyptian jokingly hinted that The Reds have one a few matches without the presence of Mane and Roberto Firmino. During his post-match interview, Salah said; "It's a good win for us, they are a tough team. We need to win every game now. "I knew there was a big responsibility on me and I just try every game, not just now to help the team. I've played without them before, and we win also." The forward talked about his goals and showered praise on Xhe...
Carragher Singles Out Five Liverpool Players after 1-0 Defeat to Burnley
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Carragher Singles Out Five Liverpool Players after 1-0 Defeat to Burnley

Former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher, has expressed his concerns over five players in the current squad, following their 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Thursday night. Carragher, speaking to Sky Sports, claimed Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane, Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all “nowhere near their best”. Ashley Barnes netted a late penalty after he was fouled by Alisson Becker, to end the Reds’ 68-match unbeaten home run. Liverpool enjoyed most of the possession and created more chances, but were unable to break their resistance. The result leaves Jurgen Klopp’s men six points behind Premier League leaders Manchester United, having failed to win 10 of their 19 matches this season “I can’t remember a time when this Liverpool team have been so out ...
Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd
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Mane offers injury update & reflects on goal struggles as Liverpool prepare for Man Utd

The Senegalese forward has been nursing a slight knock but he is ready to shine for the Reds again ahead of a crunch top-of-the-table clash Liverpool forward Sadio Mane claims to have overcome the back issue he suffered against Aston Villa and remains unfazed by uncharacteristic struggles in front of goal over recent weeks. The Senegalese has been a prolific presence for the Reds throughout his time at Anfield, helping them to Champions League and Premier League crowns. He remains an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans in the present and is currently readying himself for a crunch clash with Manchester United.
‘Mane & Salah relationship is really strong’ – Robertson plays down rift concerns over Liverpool’s star duo
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‘Mane & Salah relationship is really strong’ – Robertson plays down rift concerns over Liverpool’s star duo

The Scotland international says squad harmony has been central to the Reds' success over recent seasons Liverpool defender Andy Robertson has dismissed rumours of a rift between team-mates Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. There has been speculation in recent months suggesting the Reds duo do not get along, rumours given further credence in October last year when Mane reacted furiously to Salah’s decision to shoot instead of pass to him during a Premier League win at Burnley. Robertson, though, has rubbished those suggestions, insisting such a reaction is natural for players who are paid to be selfish in front of goal.
Watching Liverpool’s Mane made Tyquan Terrell ‘hungry for goals’
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Watching Liverpool’s Mane made Tyquan Terrell ‘hungry for goals’

The 22-year-old says the Senegal international as his favourite African player and reveals his exposure to the Reds ace is improving his game   Tyquan Terrell discloses that watching the video clips of "favourite Africa Player" Sadio Mane has made him a better player. The 22-year-old attacking sensation has risen through the ranks for Saint Kitts and Nevis, representing the Caribbean country at U20 and U23 level before making his senior international debut against Grenada in the Concacaf Nations League. In a chat with Goal, the talented player, who has been scouted by several Major League Soccer outfits like Los Angeles FC, Minnesota FC United and FC Dallas, revealed he looks up to the Liverpool star due to the example he continues to set on and off the pitch – explainin...
Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test
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Sadio Mane Isolating After Positive Coronavirus Test

Liverpool and Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has tested positive for coronavirus and is self-isolating. The news comes three days after the club said midfielder Thiago Alcantara had also tested positive for Covid-19. Liverpool say the Senegal winger had "displayed minor symptoms of the virus but feels in good health overall". Mane, 28, played for the Reds in a 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday but was not in the squad for the EFL Cup defeat on penalties to the Gunners on Thursday. A statement on Liverpool's website added: "Like with Thiago Alcantara, Liverpool are - and will continue to - following all protocols relating to Covid-19 and Mane will self-isolate for the required period of time."
PFA Player of the Year shortlist: Jordan Henderson, De Bruyne, Van Dijk and others shortlisted
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PFA Player of the Year shortlist: Jordan Henderson, De Bruyne, Van Dijk and others shortlisted

A six-man shortlist for the PFA Player of the Year has now been announced and the list was dominated by Premier League champions, Liverpool. Sadio Mane, Virgil van Dijk, Jordan Henderson, and Trent Alexander-Arnold are all in contention for the award with the Liverpool quartet joined by two Manchester City stars, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling. Jordan Henderson and Kevin De Bruyne remain the favourites for the honour with the winner to be announced next Tuesday. Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold also made the six-man list for the Young Player of the Year award and will battle it out against Manchester United strikers Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford, Chelsea pair Mason Mount and Tammy Abraham and Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka.
Liverpool’s Mane reveals personal target for 2020-21 season after winning PFA award
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Liverpool’s Mane reveals personal target for 2020-21 season after winning PFA award

The Senegal international was voted by fans as the best player in the Premier League for the 2019-20 season Liverpool forward Sadio Mane said he will work harder to be a better player in the 2020-21 season after winning the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year award. Mane was announced as the winner of the annual accolade on Monday after seeing off competition from teammate Trent Alexander-Arnold and Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne. The Senegal international, who is currently in Austria with his Liverpool teammates for their pre-season training, reacted to the honour by appreciating the fans who voted for their support.
Kevin De Bruyne Wins Premier League Player Of The Season
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Kevin De Bruyne Wins Premier League Player Of The Season

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been named Premier League Player of the Season for the 2019/20 campaign. The Belgian playmaker beat Liverpool trio Jordan Henderson, Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold, Southampton striker Danny Ings, Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope and Leicester's Golden Boot winner Jamie Vardy to the award. De Bruyne was the only Manchester City player to be nominated for the prize after they relinquished their Premier League title to Liverpool following two seasons as champions but even if City's domestic campaign fell short of their previous lofty standards, De Bruyne enjoyed his most productive season since arriving at the Etihad in 2015. As well as recording 20 assists - equalling the league record set by Thierry Henry in 2003 - he also sco...
Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award
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Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award

A former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, has named three players that he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. BT Sport on Wednesday night asked their Twitter followers to name their three nominees for the 2020 Ballon d’ Or, and Van Persie got in on the act by submitting three names. Van Persie snubbed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and instead went for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – in that order. He tweeted: “@lewy_official, @DeBruyneKev@Sadio Mane.” Lewandowski has been in great form for Bayern this season. The Polish striker has scored 52 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, helping Bayern ...
Mane Forgets About Black Lives Matter Kneel As He Dashes Into Everton’s Half
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Mane Forgets About Black Lives Matter Kneel As He Dashes Into Everton’s Half

Players across the Premier League have been taking the knee at the start of games to show their support for the Black Lives Matter movement. However, Liverpool winger Sadio Mane appeared to forget to kneel during the Merseyside derby against Everton at Goodison Park. As referee Mike Dean blew his whistle, all of the other 21 players on the pitch took the knee, but Mane mistakenly dashed into the Everton path. The Senegal international soon realised his mistake and performed the symbolic gesture. In addition to taking a knee before games, all Premier League players have worn the words Black Lives Matter on the back on their shirts. Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold was wearing boots with Black Lives Matter written on them. Alexander-Arnold will put the boots up f...
Southampton winger Djenepo aiming to be the next Mane
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Southampton winger Djenepo aiming to be the next Mane

The Mali international did not hide his admiration for the Senegalese forward whom he has been compared to earlier this season Southampton winger Moussa Djenepo said he is aiming to become the next Sadio Mane as he described the Liverpool star as "a big inspiration" for him. Djenepo has enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the Premier League after his move from Standard Liege last June, with a contribution of two goals and two assists in 18 outings for the Saints. The 21-year-old’s electric form in Ralph Hasenhuttl's team has drawn a comparison between him and Mane, who left St Mary's Stadium in 2016 to join Liverpool.
Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane
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Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane

The Malian forward has lofty ambitions and has backed himself to reach some impressive heights in the years to come Southampton attacker Moussa Djenepo is hoping to "become the next Sadio Mane" as he uses the Liverpool star as inspiration. Djenepo, 21, joined the club for a reported £14 million ($17m) from Standard Liege last year, and had scored two goals and provided two assists in 18 Premier League games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mane spent two seasons at St Mary's before joining Liverpool in 2016 and the Senegal international has developed into one of the world's best attackers.
‘Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi’ – Carragher not expecting big spend from Klopp
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‘Liverpool don’t need much, just a better Origi’ – Carragher not expecting big spend from Klopp

The Reds legend admits there is little room for improvement in a star-studded squad, with another forward likely to top a short shopping list Liverpool are unlikely to spend big in the next transfer window, admits Jamie Carragher, with “a better Divock Origi” likely to be the only entry on Jurgen Klopp’s wish list. The Reds have found considerable value in their recent forays into a difficult market. Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane have all become star turns at Anfield, while the hope is that January arrival Takumi Minamino will soon justify the faith shown in him.
‘Liverpool depend on Van Dijk, not front three’ – Dutch defender is Reds’ most valuable asset, says Owen
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‘Liverpool depend on Van Dijk, not front three’ – Dutch defender is Reds’ most valuable asset, says Owen

The former frontman believes that for all of the attacking quality available to Jurgen Klopp, it is a centre-half that they cannot do without Virgil van Dijk is more important to Liverpool than Mohamed Salah or Sadio Mane, says Michael Owen, with the Dutch defender considered to be the most integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s squad. Big money has been invested by the Reds in piecing together a Premier League title-winning puzzle. It appeared as though all of the gaps had been filled in 2019-20, with the current holders of the Champions League crown opening up a 25-point lead at the top of the table.
Liverpool plot world record £250M bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe
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Liverpool plot world record £250M bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe

Liverpool are plotting a world record bid for PSG star Kylian Mbappe, it's been claimed. The Sun reports Liverpool are prepared to make a world-record £250m bid for Mbappe, should Real Madrid land Sadio Mane. Liverpool forward Mane is high on Real Madrid's transfer wishlist and Zinedine Zidane is determined to get his man in the summer window. Senegal international Mane put pen to paper on new terms with Liverpool just 18 months ago. The 28-year-old signed a deal worth £150,000-a-week, which will keep him on Merseyside until 2023. But according to The Sun, Mane's representatives have been approached about a possible transfer away from Anfield. Mane is expected to snub Los Blancos, but should Real Madrid entice the forward to Spain, Liverpool will reportedly move quickly to r...
Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me
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Liverpool ace Mane: The match that convinced Klopp to buy me

Liverpool superstar Sadio Mane has revealed the game where he caught the eye of Jurgen Klopp. The Senegal international joined Southampton from Metz in 2014, scoring 10 goals in his first season at St. Mary's. It was against the Reds in March 2016 when Mane became a target for the club, having come off the bench to score twice in a 3-2 comeback victory. He eventually finished with 15 goals for the season. Speaking in a film about his life, Made in Senegal, set to be released on April 8, Mane said: "I was at Southampton and we played against Liverpool. I was on the bench. We were 2-0 down at half-time. Coach (Ronald) Koeman sent me on to the field. "We turned the game around and I scored twice. I was this insignificant player who had just given a huge performance. "Liverpool ...
Liverpool star Mane: Klopp takes players to another level
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Liverpool star Mane: Klopp takes players to another level

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is full of admiration for his manager Jurgen Klopp. Mane is especially impressed with how Klopp can improve the players that are at his disposal. While the Reds may have spent big on a few players, most of their signings were astute buys that Klopp improved - such as Mane himself. Now the club are on the verge of winning the Premier League, around 12 months after lifting the Champions League. "Jurgen is an amazing coach. He is always positive even if you lost and always finds the right words to push you to that little extra that makes you win again," Mane told Rakuten TV. "He knows how to bring players to another level, when they thought they couldn't play on."
Liverpool star Sadio Mane donates £41,000 to a Senegal health organisation to help fight against coronavirus
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Liverpool star Sadio Mane donates £41,000 to a Senegal health organisation to help fight against coronavirus

Liverpool of England and Senegal striker Saido Mane has donated a whooping £41,000 to a health organization fighting the spread of coronavirus in Senegal as the West African nation comes to grips with the global pandemic. Senegal has 27 confirmed cases of the deadly virus, with two recoveries and according to the player's agent who spoke to BBC, the CAF player of the year made the donations 'spontaneously' Mane also took to social media to tell Senegalese people to take the virus 'extremely seriously', before giving them tips on how to avoid the disease by applying 'disinfectant or wash their hands for at least 30 seconds'. Senegalese officials announced Monday the suspension of flights between the West African country and several countries in Europe (France, Belgium, Spain, Por...
When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat
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When Liverpool Will be Crowned Champions after Watford Defeat

Liverpool’s bamboozling march to their first Premier League title in 30 years, suffered a minor setback when they were battered 3-0 by Watford on Saturday night. Jurgen Klopp is seeing a Senegalese win games, but at Vicarage Road, it was Ismaila Sarr and not Sadio Mane, that shone like a million stars. Sarr scored twice in the second half and set up Troy Deeney for the last goal, as the Hornets ended Liverpool’s 44-game unbeaten run. The Premier League leaders’ first defeat this season, means they still need 12 points from their final 10 matches to be confirmed champions. If both Liverpool and City keep winning from now on, Liverpool’s chance to secure the fourth win they need will come against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 5. However, fixture ch...
Sadio Mane ‘never knew’ Premier League winners got medals
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Sadio Mane ‘never knew’ Premier League winners got medals

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane says he never knew the winners of the Premier League also received individual medals. The Reds are 22 points clear at the top of the table and closing in on a first title for 30 years, but Mane says he is not interested in personal accolades. "I heard yesterday that if we win the league, we will have a medal," Mane told BBC World Service. "I never knew that happened, but I don't care about medals." Mane finished as a runner-up last season and, despite the Reds being so far clear that they could win the title in March, the 27-year-old says his side's domestic dominance this term "has not been easy". "Easy? Oh, I wish," he said. "We know the Premier League is the best league in the world and every single game you have to give 100% if you want to ...
Liverpool Could be Crowned Premier League Champions in March
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Liverpool Could be Crowned Premier League Champions in March

Liverpool came from behind to beat West Ham 3-2 on Monday night. Gini Wijnaldum opened scoring in the 9th minute at Anfield, before Issa Diop headed in for 1-1. The Hammers then took a shock lead, after Pablo Fornals volleyed past Allison Becker. However, Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane struck, to ensure Liverpool kept up their winning run. The win saw the Reds open a 22-point gap between themselves and second-placed Manchester City. Jurgen Klopp’s men would be confirmed champions, if they win their next four fixtures against Watford (A), Bournemouth (H), Everton (A) and Crystal Palace (A). The Palace game will be played on March 21 at Selhurst Park.
Klopp Explains Mane’s Substitution, Updates on Henderson’s Injury
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Klopp Explains Mane’s Substitution, Updates on Henderson’s Injury

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, has explained why he substituted forward, Sadio Mane, during his side’s Champions League 1-0 defeat against Atletico Madrid on Tuesday night at the Wanda Metropolitano. He also provided the latest injury update on captain, Jordan Henderson, after the England international sustained a knock against Atletico Madrid. Klopp’s men were defeated at the Wanda Metropolitano after Saul Niguez scored the only goal of the encounter to give Diego Simeone’s side an advantage ahead of the second-leg tie next month. “I substituted Sadio Mane because he was targeted to get another yellow card after he received the first one,” Klopp told BT Sport. “He played very well in the first-half, and what Atletico Madrid players wanted was to make sure Mane got a yello...
Mane strikes as Liverpool Overcome Norwich to Open up 25-point lead
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Mane strikes as Liverpool Overcome Norwich to Open up 25-point lead

Sadio Mane struck as Liverpool overcame Storm Dennis and feisty basement club Norwich to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table to 25 points on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s runaway league leaders were short of their fluent best during their 1-0 victory but returned immediately to winning ways after their winter break. They are galloping towards their first league title for 30 years and can also dream of a treble to match Manchester United’s achievement in 1999. The result leaves Daniel Farke’s Norwich rooted to the bottom of the table, six points behind 19th-placed Watford and they look set for an immediate return to the Championship despite their battling performance. Klopp brought back midfielder Naby Keita for his first start in a Premier League match since...
Liverpool Get Double Boost Ahead of Norwich City Clash
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Liverpool Get Double Boost Ahead of Norwich City Clash

Liverpool has been handed a significant double injury boost ahead of their Premier League clash with Norwich City on Saturday. The Reds confirmed this in a post on their official website that forward Sadio Mane, and midfielder James Milner, have returned to Liverpool’s first-team training at Melwood after recovering from injuries. Mane and Milner are now in contention to feature for Jurgen Klopp’s side against Norwich at Carrow Road. The duo trained with the likes of Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, and Virgil van Dijk. Liverpool head to the match following a 4-0 victory over Southampton in their last encounter. The UEFA Champions League winners are presently on top of the Premier League table with 22 points ahead of Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.
Mane Resumes Liverpool Training After Hamstring Injury
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Mane Resumes Liverpool Training After Hamstring Injury

The Reds have been boosted with the return of the Senegal international ahead of Saturday's league trip Carrrow Road Liverpool star Sadio Mane has returned to training with the rest of his teammates after recovering from a hamstring injury. Back at Melwood ?? pic.twitter.com/MLR9aBWsY2 — Liverpool FC (@LFC) February 10, 2020 Mane suffered the injury during a Premier League match against Wolverhampton Wanderers on January 23 with Jurgen Klopp's men going on to win the encounter 2-1. He subsequently missed league fixtures against West Ham United and Southampton, and their FA Cup clash against Shrewsbury Town.   View this post on Instagram   ? A post shared by Sadio Mane (@sadiomaneofficiel) on Fe...
The Thrilling Race For The PL Golden Boot As Vardy Leads The Way
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The Thrilling Race For The PL Golden Boot As Vardy Leads The Way

The race for the Premier League Golden Boot looks set to be every bit as tight as last year as we enter the season's final stretch. Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, plus Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, all scored 22 goals in an unusual three-way tie. But who will succeed them as the top flight's top scorer? Sportsmail runs through the candidates and their chances. 1. Jamie Vardy (Leicester City) 17 goals, 118 minutes per goal; Doubles - 3; Hat-tricks - 1 Vardy still hasn't won the Premier League Golden Boot. Even in Leicester's amazing title-winning campaign of 2015-16, Vardy finished second to Tottenham's Harry Kane. The former England frontman looked as though he would streak away would the accolade earlier in the season when he scored in eight consecutive...
Liverpool First Team Will Miss Shrewsbury FA Cup Replay
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Liverpool First Team Will Miss Shrewsbury FA Cup Replay

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed that he will send an under-23 team to play the FA Cup fourth round replay against Shrewsbury Town. "Our situation is the following. We've known for a couple of weeks, in fact we've known longer, that it would be like this," he told BBC Sport. “In April 2019 we got a letter from the Premier League, I think, where they asked us to respect the winter break and not to organise international friendlies or competitive games. We respect that. “So I said to the boys already two weeks ago that we will have a winter break which means we will not be there. It will be the kids who play that game. “You cannot deal with us like nobody cares about it. I know that it's not very popular but that's the way I see it. “The Premier League asked us...
Liverpool Fans Call Out Salah For Refusing To Pass To Liverpool New Signing
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Liverpool Fans Call Out Salah For Refusing To Pass To Liverpool New Signing

Liverpool new signing Takumi Minamino made his premier league debut last night against Wolves. The 25 years old came as a substitute for Sadio Mane. Liverpool looked to be set for a draw against the Nuno Espirito Santo side until Roberto Frimino scored the winner. Minamino had a through on goal opportunity which Mohammed Salah should have passed the ball, but the Egyptian decided to go for goal. Liverpool took the lead after Captain Jordan Henderson headed home a corner from Trent Alexander Arnold. Wolves equalised after Raul Jimenez connected to a cross from Adama Traore. The game which looked destined for draw took a turn after Firmino strike found the back of the net. Check out reactions:
Mane Forced Off Injured In First Half Of Liverpool’s Clash With Wolves
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Mane Forced Off Injured In First Half Of Liverpool’s Clash With Wolves

Sadio Mané went off injured in the first half of the Premier League clash between Wolves and Liverpool at Molineux. The Senegal star pulled up after running to meet a Mohamed Salah backheel around 32 minutes into the game. After all the running round the field mané tiredly sat on the green grass pitch looking exhausted and tired. He then immediately signalled to the Liverpool bench that he needed to come off and he was replaced soon after by recent arrival Takumi Minamino. It was unclear what the problem was with Mané, although it appeared to be muscular as he made his way down the tunnel. Any long-term problem for Mané would be a blow to Jürgen Klopp, the forward having scored 11 and assisted a further six goals in the league this season. The Reds were 1-0 up at the time of ...
UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo
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UEFA Changed The Formation Of Their Team Of The Year To Accommodate Ronaldo

REVEALED: UEFA changed the formation of their team of the year at the last minute to squeeze Cristiano Ronaldo in after Lionel Messi, Sadio Mane and Robert Lewandowski won more votes than him - with N'Golo Kante the unlucky man to dropped. Cristiano Ronaldo was voted into the UEFA supporters' team of the year for 2019 But the Portuguese forward got less votes than Messi, Mane and Lewandowski UEFA used a 4-2-4 formation to keep Ronaldo in and dropped N'Golo Kante UEFA sensationally changed the formation of their fans' team of the year to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo, Sportsmail can reveal. On Wednesday, European football's governing body named the XI, which is voted for by supporters. However, the formation picked was a rarely-used 4-2-4, which led to many puzzled queries. ...
Sadio Mane Named in UEFA Champions League Team of the Year
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Sadio Mane Named in UEFA Champions League Team of the Year

Liverpool ace, Sadio Mane has been included in the 2019 UEFA Champions League Team of the Year. UEFA released the Champions League team in a post on their official website on Wednesday. Mane was included in the team after his impressive performance in 2019 for both club and country. The Senegalese forward made the list, alongside Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi and Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo. 2019 UEFA Champions League Team of the Year: Alisson Becker Trent Alexander-Arnold Matthijs de Ligt Virgil va Dijk Andy Robertson Frenkie de Jong Kevin De Bruyne Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Robert Lewandowski Sadio Mane

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