Liverpool fans want to see Sadio Mane pick up the award for the African Player of the Year after being included in a 10-man shortlist for the 2019 award.
CAF, the governing body for Africa, released the prestigious list which included teammate Mohamed Salah and Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Egyptian has won for the past two years and is targeting a third consecutive African Player of the Year trophy.
However, after a stunning year for the Senegal international, Mane has thrown his hat in the ring to pick up the award for the first time in his career and finished 4th in the illusive Ballon d’Or listing.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 4, 2019
Mane managed to score 22 goals in 36 Premier League appearances during the last campaign, which meant he shared the Golden Boot with Salah and Aubameyang. He already has eight goals in his first 14 outings this season
Supporters were passionate about wanting Mane to win the award and made their feelings clear on social media.
Here you will find some of the best comments from Liverpool fans:
Easy winner pic.twitter.com/PmBKsJw0QX
— 25 [MellowSaviour] 🌌🎇 (@25TheLiquor) December 4, 2019
Mane for the president
— Iykebishop obiefule (@Iykebishop3) December 4, 2019
Mane for sure! Others, thx for showing up😁 pic.twitter.com/E8NS4Ko0LG
— LaDy Mar-Vell (༼ຈل͜ຈ༽) #LFC (@Nirmalaanimmie) December 4, 2019
Imagine Mane not winning it
— Çall me Ishmael (@CousamaO3) December 4, 2019
Mane has to win African player of the year
— Hugh Langer (@VVicobrien) December 4, 2019
No need for the event #CAF , just take the award to Senegal and give it to mane
— Ovu plato (@ibiksp) December 4, 2019
Mane should win
— Steve (@FutbolStxve) December 4, 2019
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