Liverpool fans were lauding Sadio Mane after the attacker put in a sumptuous performance in the 5-2 win over rivals Everton.
The Senegal international performed brilliantly as he grabbed a goal and two assists, including a brilliant pass for Divock Origi’s opening goal of the game (via BBC).
Mane was a threat to Marco Silva’s side all evening as he had the joint-most shots, played the joint-most passes, completed the most dribbles and was the most fouled player for Liverpool (via WhoScored).
The performance continues the 27-year-old’s eye-catching season for the Anfield giants as he’s scored 12 and assisted a further five in just 20 appearances across all competitions (via Transfermarkt).
He received high praise from Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, who claimed it was a shame to see the Senegalese man finish fourth in the Ballon d’Or rankings (Canal+ via The Metro).
Fans praised the forward for his performance as they took to Twitter to react. Here is a selection of tweets from the Anfield faithful:
— Faizel (@Faizel1892) December 4, 2019
— Ali RKO4ALL (@RKO4ALL) December 4, 2019
— Mohsin (@EmmEss88) December 4, 2019
What a win. #LFC
Shaqiri,I almost forgot how good a footballer this fella is.What a new option for the season ahead.
Mane is a bloody machine,looks as fresh as his first day here.
Origi,his best performance in a red shirt.
Lastly,will the pre match moaners ever learn?
— Timmy Mac (@timmyonions) December 4, 2019
— Wayne Lee #FPL 🇭🇰 (@rightwayner) December 4, 2019
— Shay Dave (@LLSHAYSHAY) December 4, 2019
Mane could play the CM role passing onto a front 3. The guy is a legend #LFC
— jim costello (@jimcostello6) December 4, 2019
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