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Sadio Mane Asked Taki Minamino Not To Spray Champagne, He Respectfully Put It Down

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Sadio Mane Asked Taki Minamino Not To Spray Champagne, He Respectfully Put It Down

Taki Minamino refrained from spraying champagne after Sadio Mane respectfully asked him not to during Liverpool's Carabao Cup final celebrations.

The Reds beat Chelsea 11-10 on penalties, with goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga lashing his spot-kick into the stands after being brought on late in extra time.

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Jordan Henderson walked up the Wembley steps and lifted a fifth trophy as Liverpool captain, before the celebrations continued on the pitch.

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All the players were jumping up and down and singing, with the customary champagne there and ready to be showered.

Minamino picked up a bottle while stood next to devout Muslim Mane, who asked him not to spray in footage shared by ESPN.

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The Japanese international respected Mane's wishes and promptly placed the bottle down on the turf.

Minamino had a wholesome moment himself as the shy and humble forward was encouraged to have his moment with the trophy while being cheered on by his teammates and supporters.


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Mane, meanwhile, was with the squad for the official pictures but then moved away from the celebrations when champagne was sprayed about.

Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations hero is incredibly religious and prays five times a day.

Jurgen Klopp saw his No.10 and went over to him to ensure he didn't feel excluded during the scenes.

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Mo Salah and Naby Keita are also muslim and avoid coming into play alcohol whenever possible.

Image: PA
Image: PA

The pair tried their best to hide while the bubbly was popping about and took cover.

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Ibrahima Konate, on the other hand, decided to starting eating the confetti that was launched from cannons.

The Frenchman got a little too excited after getting his hands on a first trophy after joining from RB Leipzig in the summer.

Andy Robertson was in absolute stitches next to the 22-year-old, who eventually removed the piece of confetti before erupting into a fit of laughter himself.

Featured Image Credit: Image: ESPN

Topics: Sadio Mane, Liverpool, Carabao Cup, Chelsea

Josh Lawless
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