Liverpool’s title run looked to have taken a big hit when Mo Salah started to experience a major dip in form and the alarm bells started ringing around Anfield as Pep’s Man City crept closer and closer to overtaking the Reds at the top of the league.
Thankfully for Jurgen Klopp, Sadio Mane took over the duties to score goals and has been nothing short of phenomenal for Liverpool.
The timing of Mane’s run of form couldn’t have come at a more crucial time for Liverpool with his goals helping the Reds to maintain their position at the summit of England.
Following his goalscoring exploits against Bayern Munich in the Champions League, the forward was on target again during the 2-1 win over Fulham last Sunday.
His rich rein of form hasn’t gone unnoticed with some reports out there suggesting that Zinedine Zidane has earmarked the 26-year-old as one of his priority signings for the summer.
Notably, it was Mane who scored for the Reds against Real Madrid in Kyiv last year and if he can maintain his current run of form, it won’t be long before other big guns around Europe come knocking on Liverpool’s door for his signature.
The former Saints striker will now be hoping to help his national side as well when Senegal takes on Madagascar in the qualifiers for the Africa Nations cup on Saturday.
While his run of form has already pleased Reds supporters, the striker has given them yet another reason to sing his praises while on international duty.
While walking up to fans during training, Mane just couldn’t resist taking a dig at rivals Manchester United when he spotted a Senegalese United fan holding up a banner asking his international teammate Kalidou Koulibaly to sign for the Red Devils.
A video of the incident has surfaced which shows the striker shaking his head in clear disapproval and then showing a thumbs down towards the poster.
The show of allegiance from Mane seems to have gone down pretty well with Reds fans judging by reactions to the clip on Twitter.