The Senegal worldwide proved the match-winner on Tuesday evening in opposition to Aston Villa after heading residence to clinch three factors for the Reds at a vital time. After going a aim down within the opening exchanges to Steven Gerrard’s males, Jurgen Klopp knew he couldn’t afford one other slip-up having already dropped factors to Tottenham.
The outcome sees Liverpool draw degree with Manchester City on factors on the high of the desk however the champions have a recreation in hand and can face Wolves tonight on the Molineux with the prospect of reasserting their lead on the summit.
Nevertheless, Mane’s winner comes hours after information dropped that Bayern Munich are decided to signal the 30-year-old this summer time and make him their assertion switch of the yr. Hypothesis has grown over the previous couple of months that the striker may very well be prepared to depart Anfield quickly.
The previous Southampton star will see his contract run out on the finish of subsequent season and there was little motion on negotiations over the previous 12 months. Liverpool could be compelled to think about provides or threat dropping the AFCON champion for nothing.
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Whereas Reds legend Carragher could be gutted to lose the ahead and counts him as one the easiest on the planet in the intervening time. The previous defender stated: “You’d at all times discover a place within the entrance three for him. When Diaz got here in and he began so nicely, he desires to play on the left which is Mane’s place.
“Salah’s at all times going to play on the proper, then he is in a battle with Jota, who’s a scoring sensation since he is come to Liverpool. I like him, I completely love him to bits. Not simply because he is an incredible participant and for what he is accomplished for Liverpool, I would not say he is sacrificed himself however he initially got here in on the proper wing, then Salah got here in and he moved to the left.
“By no means injured contact wooden for Liverpool, they’re there week in, week out, 90 minutes, getting their numbers up each week, what [Mane and Mohamed Salah have] accomplished for this membership is unbelievable. Big fan of Sadio Mane, and I can guarantee you he is going nowhere. I will not let him go to Bayern Munich!”
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And Arsenal legend Henry was additionally stuffed with reward for Mane lately, even admitting that he might beat his countryman Karim Benzema to the Ballon d’Or this yr if he retains up his type whereas additionally believing that Liverpool will trounce Real Madrid within the Champions League.
“Personally, I believe Liverpool will win the Champions League. They’re stronger than Madrid,” stated Henry. “To make the Champions League last even greater, the 2 favorites for the Ballon d’Or are Mane and Benzema.”
“I nonetheless imagine that Benzema is forward, but when Mane wins with Liverpool they usually win the quadruple, he’s a really robust opponent and could be nice for Africa. However I am nonetheless betting on Benzema.”