Sadio Mane Brilliantly Tried To Stop Liverpool Celebrating Equaliser To Chase Winner
Liverpool fans and many players were extremely relieved and happy when Adam Lallana struck an 85th minute equaliser on Sunday but Sadio Mane was too busy trying to drag his teammates back to the pitch to celebrate.
The Reds went into their game with Manchester United on Sunday as clear favourites but after going behind to a controversial opener from Marcus Rashford needed the late equaliser to keep their undefeated record in the league this season.
Whilst most Liverpool players went to celebrate Mane tried to end the celebrations early as he clearly wanted to go for a winner.
Sadio Mane dragging the players back on when celebrating Lallana's equaliser. There was a game to be won. Top attitude. pic.twitter.com/nIswRzCmKw- This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) October 20, 2019
Sadio Mane deserves captiancy pic.twitter.com/k7A2tm9HqQ- Twinomuhangi Isaac (@IsaacTwinomuha3) October 21, 2019
Sadio Mane coming in to drag the players back for the kick off. There was a game to be won. Top man! pic.twitter.com/nM06DbAecB- Harshal (@_harshalB) October 21, 2019
Everyone needs a @SMane_Officiel Sadio Mane in their team or life. Just when you want to settle for good, they remind you there's Good, Better & there's Best. Never rest until your good is better, and your Better becomes your Best.- Anim Boadu (@boaduanim) October 21, 2019
Who is your Sadio Mane?#MondayMotivation pic.twitter.com/2XuLPcGAIK
Given the situation of the game Liverpool were somewhat fortunate to be level, merely because they didn't look like getting the equaliser, but before kick off they'd have been disappointed with just one point.
Mane's urgency was shown to be the right tactic as Lallana's fellow substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain had the chance to earn all three points for Jurgen Klopp's side in injury time.
The midfielder put his shot from the edge of the area just wide, after having David de Gea beat, and it could have been all three points for the table toppers.
Mane was somewhat unlucky to not be on the scoresheet at the end of the first half. After United's opener had not been overturned by VAR, when it should have, Liverpool's 'equaliser' was overturned after the ball struck the former Southampton forward's hand before he slotted the ball away.
The point for Klopp's side did keep up their undefeated run, although they failed to equal Manchester City's 18 match winning run, and leaves them six points clear of Pep Guardiola's men.
With a player of the mentality of Mane in the team though it won't be long till they're back to winning ways as they attempt to win the club's first Premier League title.