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Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane

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Mane Magic!

Liverpool produced one of the best performances of the season as the Reds thrashed Watford 6-1 at Anfield. Liverpool were unstoppable and could have scored more than the six goals that they scored! The Reds missed a number of chances before Sadio Mane put them ahead with an acrobatic header. Just three minutes later, Philippe Coutinho got the second and the floodgates were open! Emre Can added a third before half-time and Liverpool scored three more in the second half. Roberto Firmino added the fourth and then Mane got his second and Georginio Wijnaldum got the sixth in injury time. Watford did score a consolation goal through Daryl Janmaat, but it was no consolation really and to spoil Watford's day further, their first-choice goalkeeper, Heurelho Gomes, left the pitch on a stretcher

Mane and Coutinho were sensational against Watford.

It makes it easy when you've got really good teammates and everyone wants the same thing.  Sadio Mane.

Is Mane Klopp's best buy so far?

Mane loves his goal celebrations.

The Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has turned the team's fortunes around. Since arriving at Anfield a year ago, Klopp has taken Liverpool to two Cup Finals and now to the top of the Premier League. It is the first time Liverpool are at the top of the Premier League in over two years and Liverpool fans are hoping Klopp can bring the League title to Anfield for the first time since 1990! Klopp hasn't changed many players since his arrival, only three players in the starting line-up against Watford were bought by Klopp. One of those players was Sadio Mane and the Senegalese international is already looking like the bargain of the season. With six goals and two assists in the Premier League already this season Mane together with Philippe Coutinho, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana look like they will score many more goals this season. 

Now, I'm lucky enough to be working with one of the best managers in football.  Sadio Mane.

What do we know about Sadio Mane?

Sadio Mane has been a great success since joining Liverpool from Southampton.

Sadio Mane was born on 12 April 1992 in Sedhiou, which is a town in Senegal, in West Africa. The town where Mane grew up is very small, only 15,000 people, and very remote, it is over 500 kilometres from the capital, Dakar. There were not many football facilities where Mane lived, so when he was 16 his parents decided to let him move to his Uncle's house, near Dakar. When in Dakar, he was spotted by local talent scouts and asked to play at the Generation Foot Academy, which has become one of the most famous academies in West Africa. It's the same academy where players such as Papiss Cisse (Newcastle) and Diafra Sakho (West Ham) made their names and is where Mane made his name. When he was 19, he joined French Ligue One club, FC Metz and a year later joined Red Bull Salzburg in the Austrian Bundesliga. After 2 seasons in Austria, Mane made the move to the Premier League to play for Southampton, on the south coast of England. In June 2016, Liverpool paid Southampton £34 million to take him to Anfield. This transfer fee is the most ever paid for a player from Africa.

I have followed Sadio for a lot of years. It's great that we have managed to sign him.  Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool manager​.

Mane in action for Senegal.

Why will Mane miss part of the Premier League season?

Mane has settled into the Liverpool team brilliantly, but at the beginning of January the Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Gabon. Senegal, Mane's national team, have qualified for the tournament and he is nearly certain to be chosen for the squad. This could mean that he will miss a month of Premier League action. There are a number of Premier League clubs that will have the same problem. Manchester Utd could be without Ivory Coast's Eric Bailly, Arsenal without Egypt's Mohamed Elneny and West Ham without Ghana's Andre Ayew. One of the clubs hit the hardest will be Leicester City, they will probably be missing four players; Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani (Algeria) and Jeffrey Schlupp and Daniel Amartey (Ghana). The Africa Cup of Nations is a fantastic competition but it's not a competition that Premier League managers look forward to!

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What do you think?

Liverpool won 6-1 against Watford. What's the biggest Premier League scoreline you can remember? What about outside of the Premier League? 

Sadio Mane will play in the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Do you think this tournament should be moved to the summer? Do you think the Premier League should stop for a winter break?

Sadio Mane is the most expensive player from Africa? Is he the best? If not, who is the best player to have played in the Premier League? Samuel Eto'o? Didier Drogba? Yaya Toure? Jay-Jay Okocha?

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phhchuong123
23/06/2017
VN
281
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Liverpool won 6-1 against Watford. What's the biggest Premier League scoreline you can remember? What about outside of the Premier League?

Sadio Mane will play in the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Do you think this tournament should be moved to the summer? Do you think the Premier League should stop for a winter break?

Sadio Mane is the most expensive player from Africa? Is he the best? If not, who is the best player to have played in the Premier League? Samuel Eto'o? Didier Drogba? Yaya Toure? Jay-Jay Okocha?


phhchuong123
23/06/2017 13:01
Vietnam
Manchester United
281

Liverpool won 6-1 against Watford. What's the biggest Premier League scoreline you can remember? What about outside of the Premier League?

Sadio Mane will play in the Africa Cup of Nations in January. Do you think this tournament should be moved to the summer? Do you think the Premier League should stop for a winter break?

Sadio Mane is the most expensive player from Africa? Is he the best? If not, who is the best player to have played in the Premier League? Samuel Eto'o? Didier Drogba? Yaya Toure? Jay-Jay Okocha?

Sv3y
18/02/2017
UA
81
points

Love Sadio


Sv3y
18/02/2017 12:34
Ukraine
Liverpool
81

Love Sadio

Sv3y
25/01/2017
UA
81
points

Love this one. Come to Melwood, Sadio!


Sv3y
25/01/2017 18:03
Ukraine
Liverpool
81

Love this one. Come to Melwood, Sadio!

bankss1024
02/01/2017
TH
29
points

Oh


bankss1024
02/01/2017 01:37
Thailand
Liverpool
29

Oh

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Siava
22/12/2016
UA
181
points

The biggest PL scoreline I can remember is MU - Arsenal won by Red Devils 8-2.
Of course the Africa Cup of Nations should be moved to the summer because it is unfair to the Premier League.
Sadio Mane is the best player who is playing in the PL for today, but Samuel Eto'o is the best African player who have played in the PL for all its history.


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Siava
22/12/2016 09:59
Ukraine
Liverpool
181

The biggest PL scoreline I can remember is MU - Arsenal won by Red Devils 8-2.
Of course the Africa Cup of Nations should be moved to the summer because it is unfair to the Premier League.
Sadio Mane is the best player who is playing in the PL for today, but Samuel Eto'o is the best African player who have played in the PL for all its history.

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guyviet
28/11/2016
VN
19
points

I remember the match between Mantd-Arsenal with 8-2 winning for Man Red. It's a amazing night for the Manutd fans.


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guyviet
28/11/2016 05:25
Vietnam
Manchester United
19

I remember the match between Mantd-Arsenal with 8-2 winning for Man Red. It's a amazing night for the Manutd fans.

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samuraj007
15/11/2016
RS
6
points

Dusan Tadic best player go from Liverpool


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samuraj007
15/11/2016 21:21
Serbia
Manchester United
6

Dusan Tadic best player go from Liverpool

Markelian
14/11/2016
AL
5
points

Sadio mane


Markelian
14/11/2016 23:49
Albania
Chelsea
5

Sadio mane

Gorjan
14/11/2016
MK
1
points

8-2man jún -arsenal


Gorjan
14/11/2016 22:11
Macedonia
Chelsea
1

8-2man jún -arsenal

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Rich
14/11/2016
ES
178
points

A difficult match to forget, Gorjan! Welcome to Premier Skills English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
14/11/2016 22:13
Spain
Liverpool
178

A difficult match to forget, Gorjan! Welcome to Premier Skills English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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assemjuve
14/11/2016
PS
3557
points

A lot of African players who played in the league,but the best is Drogba.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
14/11/2016 16:39
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

A lot of African players who played in the league,but the best is Drogba.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
14/11/2016
PS
3557
points

I do not think that they have stop the premiere league in winter,and i do not think that they have to stop the African cup until summer,it is very hot in Africa.


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assemjuve
14/11/2016 16:37
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I do not think that they have stop the premiere league in winter,and i do not think that they have to stop the African cup until summer,it is very hot in Africa.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
14/11/2016
PS
3557
points

I remember that Argentina won 13-1 in the world cup 10 years ago.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
14/11/2016 16:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I remember that Argentina won 13-1 in the world cup 10 years ago.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
14/11/2016
PS
3557
points

I can remember the match between Man United and Arsenal,it finished 8-2 for United.


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assemjuve
14/11/2016 16:34
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I can remember the match between Man United and Arsenal,it finished 8-2 for United.

Hi's picture
Hi
13/11/2016
GH
42
points

10/10


Hi's picture
Hi
13/11/2016 12:20
Ghana
Arsenal
42

10/10

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elghoul
11/11/2016
DZ
1542
points

Outside the Premier League I remember in seventhies CRBelcourt thrashed Tiaret 7.1 with the last goal from Dahleb who was back to Algeria for his military duty.
For sure Leicester will suffer during the African Tournament in particular for European qualifiers and also because there is five players if we add the Nigerian striker Mousa.


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elghoul
11/11/2016 17:44
Algeria
Arsenal
1542

Outside the Premier League I remember in seventhies CRBelcourt thrashed Tiaret 7.1 with the last goal from Dahleb who was back to Algeria for his military duty.
For sure Leicester will suffer during the African Tournament in particular for European qualifiers and also because there is five players if we add the Nigerian striker Mousa.

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aragorn1986
11/11/2016
ME
3527
points

The best african player to have played in the PL is Didier Drogba, I think. Mane is doing great at the moment.


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aragorn1986
11/11/2016 16:41
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

The best african player to have played in the PL is Didier Drogba, I think. Mane is doing great at the moment.

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aragorn1986
11/11/2016
ME
3527
points

I'm not sure if the Africa Cup of Nations should be moved to the summer. After all weather conditions are terrible in some countries. But I'm sure that PL shouldn't stop for a winter break. It is part of the tradition, and we're all excited when we watch PL matches on the Boxing Day, New Year's Eve when there are no football matches around Europe. That's why PL is so unique! It is hard for the players I know, but it's been played like this for decades..I would be sad to see that change honestly..


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aragorn1986
11/11/2016 16:39
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

I'm not sure if the Africa Cup of Nations should be moved to the summer. After all weather conditions are terrible in some countries. But I'm sure that PL shouldn't stop for a winter break. It is part of the tradition, and we're all excited when we watch PL matches on the Boxing Day, New Year's Eve when there are no football matches around Europe. That's why PL is so unique! It is hard for the players I know, but it's been played like this for decades..I would be sad to see that change honestly..

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aragorn1986
11/11/2016
ME
3527
points

Portsmouth - Reading 7-4, Norwich - L'pool 4-5 recently.


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aragorn1986
11/11/2016 15:21
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Portsmouth - Reading 7-4, Norwich - L'pool 4-5 recently.

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kwesimanifest
11/11/2016
GH
3912
points

man united 8-2 arsenal


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kwesimanifest
11/11/2016 11:41
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

man united 8-2 arsenal

Hi's picture
Hi
13/11/2016
GH
42
points

Arsenal is better


Hi's picture
Hi
13/11/2016 12:21
Ghana
Arsenal
42

Arsenal is better

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