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‘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
CAF Vote: No Nigerian Delegate Voted Tops For Oshoala, Osimhen
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CAF Vote: No Nigerian Delegate Voted Tops For Oshoala, Osimhen

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have released the documents that reveal how the voting for the CAF Awards 2019 happened. The CAF Awards 2019 was held on Tuesday, January 7, 2020, with Senegalese Superstar Sadio Mane and Nigerian player Asisat Oshoala winning the biggest awards of the night. Sadio Mane won the biggest award of the CAF Awards 2019. For both the Men’s and Women’s Player of the Year, the first phase of voting was done by CAF Technical & Development Committee, legends, media and tech experts, coaches and captains of the associate countries of CAF while the voting for the second phase was done by head coaches/Technical Directors of CAF member associations and captains of CAF Member Associations. The first phase of voting was done with 30 names on the short...
CAF Award 2019: Is Sadio the Main Mane
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CAF Award 2019: Is Sadio the Main Mane

It was almost like a general belief that Sadio Mane would win the Tuesday night CAF award. Few hours to the award, ex-footballers and analysts had voiced their support for Mane. His Liverpool team-mate Mohammed Salah stayed back in the UK to train. Several miles away from him, Riyad Mahrez and co were running rings around Manchester United in a Carabao Cup semi-final. Of the three final nominees, Mane sat alone in the Citadel Azure, in the city of Hurghada in Egypt. In 2019, he stood alone, out by himself, as the best African footballer. Mane enjoyed a brilliant year with both Senegal and Liverpool. He helped the Teranga Lions to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, where they eventually lost to Algeria. Last season, t...
CAF Awards 2019: Sadio Mane Is Africa’s Best Player
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CAF Awards 2019: Sadio Mane Is Africa’s Best Player

Senegalese forward Sadio Mane has won the 2019 CAF African Player of the Year award . He beats Liverpool ’ s teammate Mohammed Salah and Manchester City’ s Riyad Mahrez to win the award at the annual awards ceremony staged in Hurghada on Tuesday. Mane has been a finalist in the previous three editions of the CAF Player of the Year , but in all those instances , he never went back home with the coveted piece of silverware . Mane was Senegal ’ s main man at the 2019 AFCON where he netted three goals on the Teranga Lions’ path to the final where they lost by a solitary goal to Algeria . He netted a brace in the 3 - 0 group phase victory over Kenya and added one more in the round of 16 1 - 0 win over Uganda. He was also a vital part of the team as they beat Benin and Tunisia in the...
Diouf Names Player that will Win  CAF Footballer of the Year Award
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Diouf Names Player that will Win CAF Footballer of the Year Award

Former Senegal striker, El Hadji Diouf, has backed his compatriot, Sadio Mane, to win the 2019 African Player of the Year award. The winner of the award will be named in Hurghada, Egypt on Tuesday. Mane is up for the prize, along with his Liverpool teammate, Mohamed Salah and Algeria captain Riyad Mahrez. Salah has been named Africa’s best footballer in the past two years with Mane coming second on both occasions, but Diouf, expects Mane to finish first this time around. “I am a thousand per cent convinced of the coronation of Sadio [Mane],” Diouf told Senegal Press Agency. “Sadio Mane has had a successful season to claim the title of best African footballer [award]. I am very proud of what he did and if it was up to me, a Senegalese will win the title....
Sadio Mane Celebrated More Than Curtis Jones After His Screamer Against Everton
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Sadio Mane Celebrated More Than Curtis Jones After His Screamer Against Everton

Sadio Mane's incredible reaction to Curtis Jones' screamer in the Merseyside Derby was one of the standout moments during last night's FA Cup clash. The Liverpool-born midfielder, 18, let rip from distance to beat Jordan Pickford in the Everton goal. And as Anfield erupted into a cauldron of noise, substitute Mane couldn't contain his emotions. The forward was supposed to be resting up after featuring heavily in recent weeks but instead of taking it easy, Mane sprinted down the touchline to celebrate the incredible hit. He genuinely celebrated more than Jones himself, a great example of the incredible bond these Liverpool players share. Twitter user @TerrywardLFC posted the clip on social media shortly after the 18-year-old scored for his boyhood club. Mane wasn't the o...
Football Fans React To Mane And Firmino’s Kung Fu Kick Goal Celebration
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Football Fans React To Mane And Firmino’s Kung Fu Kick Goal Celebration

Liverpool fans were over delighted after Sadio Mane copied team-mate Roberto Firmino's double kung fu kick celebration when he scored against Sheffield United on Thursday night. With the Reds leading courtesy of an early goal from Mohamed Salah, Mane made it 2-0 in the 64th minute. Firmino celebrated with Mane and the winger couldn't resist the temptation to copy the Brazil international's celebration. Liverpool fans were certainly pleased, with one tweeting: 'Great bromance between them!'. Another added: 'I think the celebration shows true partnership. Meanwhile, another fan joked: 'I'm scared for their hamstrings.' watch the video; Mane & Firmino ? Celebrations pic.twitter.com/AdVSAfgGNP — Matt.Moses19 ? (@MattMoses19) January 2, 2020
Liverpool Go A Year Unbeaten In Premier League
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Liverpool Go A Year Unbeaten In Premier League

Liverpool maintain 13-point lead at the top of premier league and go a year unbeaten as they beat Sheffield United at Anfield on Thursday. A slice of good fortune enabled the Reds to take an early lead – George Baldock’s slip allowing Andy Robertson to set up Mohamed Salah for a simple close-range finish in just the fourth minute. But there was nothing fortuitous about their win, which Sadio Mane sealed, finishing at the second attempt after being played in by Salah. It maintains the Reds’ 13-point advantage at the top of the division after nearest rivals Leicester and Manchester City both won on New Year’s Day. Jurgen Klopp’s side have dropped just two points from a possible 60 this season, BBC reports. For Chris Wilder’s side, this was a second successive defeat, but the...
See The State Of Liverpool Player, Sadio Mane’s Phone
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See The State Of Liverpool Player, Sadio Mane’s Phone

Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane was pictured with a phone that has a cracked screen. Many fans have questioned why Mane who is among the top earners at Liverpool is using that type of phone. Well, others have argued that he's a humble footballer who prefers to spend his money on his philanthropic works rather than luxury lifestyle. Speaking with nsemwoha.com, Sadio Mane opened up on why he prefers to spend a big part of his earnings on charity in his homeland. "Why would I want ten Ferraris, twenty diamond watches, or two planes? What will these objects do for me and for the world? "I was hungry, and I had to work in the field; I survived hard times, played football barefooted, I did not have an education and many other things, but today with what I win thanks to football,...
Salah, Mane & Mahrez Make Top 3 Finalists For African Player Of The year
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Salah, Mane & Mahrez Make Top 3 Finalists For African Player Of The year

Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez are the Top 3 finalists for African Player of the Year award. Liverpool duo Salah and Mane led the Reds to clinch the Champions League title last season, before winning the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup. Mahrez helped Man City defend their Premier League title, while on the international level he led Algeria to beat Mane's Senegal and win the AFCON trophy. The winner will be announced on January 7th.
Salzburg Slams Liverpool After Minamino Became Their 4th Player To Join The EPL side
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Salzburg Slams Liverpool After Minamino Became Their 4th Player To Join The EPL side

Red Bull Salzburg jokingly called out Liverpool. This comes after  Salzburg youngster, Takumi Minamino joined Liverpool. The Japanese became their third former player to join the Reds in the past four years. Minamino join fellow Salzburg alumni Naby Keita and Sadio Mane at the club. He completed a switch  of around £7.25million move from Austria on January 1 2020. Liverpool got a trend of buying a former Red Bull Salzburg player every two years. Recall that the Reds snapped up Mane from Southampton for £34m in 2016 and Keita two years later from RB Leipzig for £48m.
Samuel Eto’o blames Africans for Mane losing Ballon D’or to Lionel Messi
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Samuel Eto’o blames Africans for Mane losing Ballon D’or to Lionel Messi

African football legend, Samuel Eto’o has blamed Africans for making Liverpool/Senegal star player Saido Mane miss out on winning the 2019 Ballon D’or. Lionel Messi won the 2019 Ballon d'Or while Mane came fourth in the Ballon d'Or voting after enjoying an impressive year in which he won the champion league and helped Liverpool to second in the league, his work rate and skills have also been lauded by football analysts and fans worldwide but Eto’o a former Messi teammate feels Africans let their own brother down. “If Sadio Mane won it and was on the podium, no one was going to complain because he deserves it and has been doing well and he had the best season,” Eto’o said as per IOL. “Messi (Lionel) won because all the South Americans voted for him. I think the Europeans also vot...
Sadio Mane named Premier League Player of the Month
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Sadio Mane named Premier League Player of the Month

Sadio Mane was today named Premier League Player of the Month for November. The Liverpool forward was in outstanding form to help his team win all four of their matches and establish an eight-point lead at the summit. Mane set up an equaliser and headed home a winner as the Reds came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa, then provided the third strike in the 3-1 Anfield victory over Manchester City. He was on the scoresheet again when Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 2-1 away from home and, as he had in the previous three games, played every minute of the win against Brighton and Hove Albion by the same scoreline. It is the third time Mane has won Player of the Month, following August 2017 and March 2019.
Lionel Messi Reveals Why He Voted For Sadio Mané To Win Ballon d’Or
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Lionel Messi Reveals Why He Voted For Sadio Mané To Win Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has revealed why he voted for Sadio Mane to win the Ballon d'Or at the FIFA Best Awards on Monday. Messi won his sixth Ballon d'Or at the event but you aren't allowed to vote for yourself at the prestigious event. The Argentine has revealed that he voted for Liverpool's Sadio Mane to win the illustrious award. The 32-year-old explained to Canal Sport: "There was a lot of great players this year, but I chose (Sadio) Mané because he is a player I really enjoy watching, he had a great year with Liverpool." He also said that it was 'a shame' to see the Senegalese forward finish in fourth place. But the Barca captain said there have been lots of stand out players in 2019. "I think there have been a lot of great players this year. That's why it was difficult t...
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Kouyate Gives Reason Why Messi Won 2019 Ballon D’or Ahead Of Mane

Senegal midfielder, Cheikhou Kouyate, has said his team-mate Sadio Mane was overlooked for the Ballon d’Or, because he is African. Mane finished in fourth at the event on Monday, behind Lionel Messi, Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. The 27-year-old has enjoyed a fine 2019, scoring 54 goals for club and country last term, as he helped Liverpool to the Champions League. Mane also led Senegal to second place at AFCON and Kouyate insists his teammate would have landed the award had he not been African. “For me this Ballon D’or is for Sadio Mane, there is no doubt about that. “Listen, if Sadio was a Brazilian or a European there would not have been no debate. “It would have been him for the award straight away and it’s not because I play with him at international level...
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Four Liverpool stars make Ballon d’Or top 10 alongside Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Barcelona striker, Lionel Messi was the biggest winner of the night after he picked up his sixth Ballon d'Or trophy. But four Liverpool players dominated the Ballon d'Or top10 list after their Champions League success and sensational form last season. Three other Liverpool players (Roberto Firmino, Alexander Arnold and Gini Wijnadum) were included in the first 20 names revealed on Monday afternoon. Alisson, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Virgil van Dijk were all named in the top 10. The Liverpool stars were also joined in the top 10 by both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who dominated the Ballon d’Or for a decade between 2008 and 2017. Manchester City stars Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva are also included, along with Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Muni...
Not Ronaldo, Not Messi, Eden Hazard Reveals His 2019 Ballon D’or Picks
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Not Ronaldo, Not Messi, Eden Hazard Reveals His 2019 Ballon D’or Picks

Real Madrid's Belgian forward Eden Hazard has revealed the players he chose for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award Much awaited 2019 Ballon d'Or is just some weeks away. A week later the football arena will crown the best player of the year with players as well as football pundits jointly casting their individual votes. Amid all the buzz around the Ballon d'Or, Real Madrid star forward Eden Hazard has revealed his own picks for the coveted award of the year. Hazard stated that the award for 2019 Ballon d'Or must be awarded to a UEFA Champions League winning team Liverpool star and thus he picked Sadio Mane, Virgil Van Dijk, and Mohamed Salah as the contenders for the coveted trophy. According to Real Madrid star Hazard to Le Parisien. "I would give it to a Liverpool player." "Man...
Liverpool VS Man City: 3 Key Battles Featuring Mane, De Bruyne, Van Dijk, Sterling
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Liverpool VS Man City: 3 Key Battles Featuring Mane, De Bruyne, Van Dijk, Sterling

The champions of Europe will meet the champions of England on Sunday, where the Reds will be presented with the opportunity to extend their lead atop of the Premier League table to nine points. For the neutral, this is just about the best fixture you could ask for. The two most entertaining teams in England go head to head at Anfield this weekend, in what promises to be a thrilling clash. Both sides overturned 1-0 deficits to eventually win 2-1 last weekend, meaning Liverpool remain six points clear at the top. Sunday’s game will see various key battles takes place across the pitch, and the victor of each individual tussle could have a major bearing on the eventual outcome. Dockaysworld selects three that stand out. Sadio Mane vs Kyle Walker Recall during the last ...
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane calls Pep Guardiola’s diving comments ‘clever’
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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane calls Pep Guardiola’s diving comments ‘clever’

Sadio Mane says he will probably be watched more carefully by Sunday's referee because of Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola's "clever" comments about diving, but the Liverpool forward has no intention of changing the way he plays. Guardiola said last weekend that Mane dived sometimes, after the forward was booked in the first half against Aston Villa for simulation, though the City boss has since walked back his comments. Leaders Liverpool host champions City in a Premier League showdown on Sunday and Sane said the timing of Guardiola's accusation was no coincidence. "I think it's a bit clever from him to get the attention of the referee, but I will just play my football like I'm always doing," Mane told British media. The Senegal forward added that the comments mattered littl...
Pep Guardiola Accuses Sadio Mane Of Being A Diver
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Pep Guardiola Accuses Sadio Mane Of Being A Diver

Pep Guardiola has taken a swipe at Sadio Mane's 'diving' ahead of next Sunday's title clash against Liverpool. Both Man City and Liverpool came from behind to scrape 2-1 wins in a pair of tense, nervy games on Saturday afternoon against Southampton and Aston Villa. Mane scored Liverpool's winner at Villa Park in the fourth minute of stoppage time, but had been booked for diving earlier in the game- a fact that didn't escape the watchful eye of Guardiola. Speaking after the game, Pep hit out at the Senegal international with a back-handed compliment, calling him a 'special talent' who did what it took to win. Speaking about Mane's knack of scoring late goals, Guardiola said: "It's happened a lot for Liverpool in the last years, it's because (Mane) is a special talent. "Someti...
Mbappe Must Leave PSG To Win Ballon D’or, Mane Performed Better – El Hadji Diouf
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Mbappe Must Leave PSG To Win Ballon D’or, Mane Performed Better – El Hadji Diouf

Kylian Mbappe cannot win the Ballon d'Or with Paris Saint-Germain, according to former Liverpool forward El Hadji Diouf. The talented 20-year-old finished fourth in the voting in 2018 after winning the World Cup with France. We recall that Mbappe topped the scoring charts in Ligue 1 last season with 33 goals, but ex-Senegal international Diouf views performances in the Premier League as being more valuable. He believes two of Liverpool's seven Ballon d'Or nominees deserve to join Lionel Messi in this year's top three
Sadio Mane Doesn’t ‘Know How To Play’ FIFA
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Sadio Mane Doesn’t ‘Know How To Play’ FIFA

Liverpool Star Sadio Mane has revealed he doesn't know how to play FIFA after being given the latest edition FIFA 20. FIFA 20 was officially released on Friday as avid gamers raced to get themselves a copy of the latest edition of the EA Sports series. Yet the company were on hand to provide every member of the Liverpool squad with their own edition, which included a copy of their own FIFA Ultimate Team card. Virgil van Dijk did the honours of handing them out at Melwood in a special video released on the club’s Twitter account. Yet as the Dutchman handed Mane his copy, the Senegal star revealed he does not know how to play the game. Van Dijk said to Mane: “[Are] You happy with the rating? “Look, 88. It’s okay? 94 pace.” Despite being unfamiliar with the game, Mane...