Was Sadio Mane Offside For Liverpool's First Goal Against Bournemouth?
Liverpool are once again involved in a controversial offside decision this afternoon after Sadio Mane opened the scoring against Bournemouth in the 23rd minute.
Mane, who has scored four goals in his last four games, found himself on the end of a James Milner cross in the first half, sending a powerful header past goalkeeper Artur Boruc.
It was a great finish from the Senegalese international, but there were shouts of offside from many.
Do you think he was offside here?
Sadio Mane has scored to give Liverpool the lead. For the second game in a row, they get an offside goal. 1-0. It's getting really silly now. pic.twitter.com/NhKcMXUZeK
- DZ Football (@DZFootball_en) February 9, 2019
Georginio Wijnaldum's effort in the 34th minute topped off an impressive first 45 minutes from Jurgen Klopp's side, but this offside call was the biggest talking point of this game.
It picked up plenty of traction on social media - even former Liverpool defender John Arne Riise commented on the decision:
Boom! Mane 1-0! Great cross my Milner and good header. Was offside though but I take it :raising_hand:♂️
- John Arne Riise (@JARiiseOfficial) February 9, 2019
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Mane was offside there. Two games in a row Liverpool benefits from a linesman's error
- Sir Ted Lasso (@theodorelasso) February 9, 2019
I'm sorry, people complaining about officials and Liverpool because mane is 'offside' how can you call this in real time?♂️ #LIVBOU #LFC :heart: pic.twitter.com/wJlc45xiqT
- Kyle Meeten (@CoachMeeten) February 9, 2019
Mane with another offside goal. Ref and linesman ignored it. The agenda is real.
- Sarah Adams (@Mufc_Sarah) February 9, 2019
Mane goal :white_check_mark:
- Jono II. (@jonothesecond) February 9, 2019
Proof Mane was offside...
How much @fa and @premierleague are going to help @lfc win the title???
- Palash Agrawal (@drpalashagrawal) February 9, 2019
People really saying this is offside?? :joy:
Nathan AKE's right foot is in front of Mane Get a Grip people man #LIVBOU #LFC pic.twitter.com/e8EjvDqIYn
- (Road To 1k) (@MiguelAlmiron24) February 9, 2019
Do you think it was offside?
Let us know in the comments.