Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring
Wednesday Jan 03, 2018. 14:00
Sadio Mane walked into the Liverpool dressing room at Turf Moor on Monday evening to the sight of his teammates on their feet in admiration.
The Senegal international scored a brilliant goal as the Reds claimed a 2-1 win over Burnley to keep a firm grip on fourth place in the English Premier League.
Jurgen Klopp revealed in the aftermath that Mane was given a standing ovation by his teammates in aftermath of his left-footed thunderbolt.
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The goal was the 25-year-old's first since late November with both injury and Klopp's rotation policy limiting his playing time in the league over the course of the season.
Mane, though, has generally risen to the occasion when called upon and has netted five goals - chipping in with a further four assists - in 14 league fixtures.
"We came into the dressing room and the whole team got up and gave him big hands," Klopp told Sky Sports. "It’s not the easiest time in this moment, it’s not fluent, but scoring that goal shows pure class, so I am really happy about that."
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