A number of Liverpool fans have been bemoaning Sadio Mane’s performance against Real Madrid, wondering what has happened to the Reds superstar.
The Premier League champions suffered a damaging 3-1 loss to the Spanish giants on Tuesday night, leaving their Champions League hopes hanging by a thread.
There were poor performers all over the pitch, with Naby Keita substituted before half-time and the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Gini Wijnaldum also off the boil.
Mane was arguably as bad as anyone, however, as the Senegalese’s awful run of form continues this season, having been such a key performer last term.
The 28-year-old offered almost no attacking threat of any note and ended up turning into trouble and hopelessly looking to win soft free-kicks, growing increasingly frustrated.
He lost possession 14 times and won zero of his six aerial duels, per Sofascore.
Liverpool fans react to shocking Mane display
These Liverpool supporters took to Twitter to reveal their frustration at Mane’s wretched showing, with some admitting they are concerned about him.
“Alisson was woeful again tonight. But Mane, oh my word, Mane. An absolutely embarrassing performance from him, yet again. He’s finished, I’m afraid.”
“Seen Gini Wijnaldum take a massive amount of stick tonight, but my god, Sadio Mane needs to find whatever it is that is missing because he’s been miles off it for months now”
“Anyone concerned about Sadio Mane’s form? He looks a shadow of his former self, and his numbers vs Real Madrid show it.
• 0 shots
• 0 chances created
• 0 tackles • 2 fouls
• 0/6 aerial duels”
“I’ve never seen a bigger decline this season than Sadio Mane. He’s been abysmal since his brace against Chelsea”
“Methinks Mane’s real age is beginning to show. Cause I can’t wrap my head around this abysmal drop of form“
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