Another day, another Liverpool victory.
After beating city rivals Everton 5-2, the Reds have now won 14 out of their first 15 games in the Premier League, and they have also taken their unbeaten record to 32 matches in the Premier League, the most in their history. Who can stop the Anfield outfit?
Sadio Mane was on top form against the Toffees. He scored once and provided two assists, and the Everton defence were unable to cope with him throughout the night.
As you can imagine, there was plenty of love for him from the club’s supporters on the night as he put Marco Silva’s team to the sword.
Mané has the vision of Firminho, the speed of Salah, enthusiasm and stamina is unrivalled. What a player!!
— Jason Getz (@GetzJason) December 4, 2019
Sadio Mané may actually be the best player in the world on form right now.
— – (@EnRouteAnfield) December 4, 2019
Can we just take a minute. To talk about sadio Mane. The man is phenomenal.
— FIRMINO (@Sadioo10) December 4, 2019
It truly was a stunning display from the Senegal international, and he deserves all the love he gets. His pass for Divock Origi’s first strike, in particular, was absolutely outrageous.
Of course, Mane has just come off the back of a fourth-place finish in the Ballon d’Or. After this performance, there are some supporters who believe he should have beaten Lionel Messi to the trophy.
Forget Messi winning the Ballon D’or….Sadio Mane should have had his name written all over it…absolutely world class
— Jamie Baiton (@BaitonJamie) December 4, 2019
Why hasn’t Sadio Mane won the Ballon d’or yet???
— Aditya Pusalkar (@adityapusalkar7) December 4, 2019
Messi’s just parcelled up his Ballon d’Or and took it down the Post Office addressed to ‘S. Mané, Anfield Road, L4 0TH’
— Jon Lomas (@JonnyCashback) December 4, 2019
Indeed, performances like this will only give the fans even more ammo to argue that the former Southampton player should have taken the accolade home. To add to his 26 goals and five assists last term, he now has has 13 and seven this season respectively.
No clues: Can you name the season these iconic Liverpool images belong to?
However, not everyone was 100% happy with his display. At the end of the match, he had two fantastic chances to not only tie up the three points, but also to bag his hattrick. He somehow contrived to miss both of them, though. The fans were quick to point out his mistakes.
If Mané has time to think about finishing he turns into a League 1 player
— Anthony Trantum (@Anthonyyyy_) December 4, 2019
Mane is better with his finishing when he doesn’t have to think much. Like his goal today. Once he gets some time to think, he messes it up.#LIVEVE
— SAY MY NAME (@sportholicayush) December 4, 2019
Indeed, he should have had more than the solitary goal he ended up with. But in the end, it didn’t matter. The red juggernaut marches on.
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