As Liverpool take an important step in their quest to salvage something from what has been a disappointing title defence by beating Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates Stadium, many Reds supporters weren’t impressed with the performance of Sadio Mane.
Jurgen Klopp’s men put themselves back into top four contention with the away victory after fellow contenders Chelsea surprisingly fell to a 5-2 defeat at home to West Bromwich Albion earlier on Saturday.
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Diogo Jota’s brace and Mohamed Salah’s effort in the second half rounded off a crucial win for Liverpool (BBC), sending a statement as they keep pace with the rest of the top four chasing pack.
However, one man who didn’t impress a section of Reds supporters was Mane – and it’s understandable why judging by his SofaScore statistics. The Senegalese star, who was the second lowest rated Liverpool man (6.8) behind Ozan Kabak (6.7), lost possession 17 times and missed two big chances over the full 90 minutes.
Reacting to his performance, many Liverpool supporters flocked to have their say on Twitter, with one calling Mane ‘absolutely shocking’ by the enormous standards he has set in the last few seasons and another believing he is inferior to the often-maligned Roberto Firmino.
Here is a flavour of the reaction from Kopites:
Liverpool fans slam Mane
“Mané is worse than Firmino btw I won’t hear it any other way”
“Mane sharper? U kidding me? Man busted 3 chances and 1 good pass/tap. He’s a liability tonight.”
“Mané is awful”
“Mane has been our worst player this season. By his standards he’s been absolutely shocking.”
“sell Mane. he is lost”
“Mane’s decision-making is horrible.”
“Jota’s progress shows mane needs to be sold. Mane and Firmino are both useless.”
“Mane has been awful for some time now”
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