Thursday Sep 17, 2020. 12:00
Senegal vice-captain Sadio Mane ‘can do unexpected’ according to his Liverpool FC teammate Andy Robertson.
The Scotland captain recalled Liverpool’s clash with Norwich City in which Mane netted the only goal of the Premier League match last season in February 2020.
The win helped the Reds maintain their lead at the top of the league standings and they went on to clinch their maiden Premier League title.
“He [Sadio Mane] can do the unexpected, he can beat you with his upper body strength,” Robertson said on Liverpool Echo.
“He can go past you with skill or fly past you with speed. He has also become a lot more consistent.
“The way the three points were earned [at Norwich] will also live long in the memories of all who were there,” he added.
“Sadio went through his full repertoire of skill, strength, speed of thought and top class finishing to get the goal that took us over the line.”
Mane ended the 2019/20 season with 18 goals in the league and he was named the PFA Fans’ Player of the Year.
The 28-year-old has registered 19 goals in 69 international appearances for Senegal since his debut in 2012.
He currently ranks as his Senegal’s fifth all-time top goalscorer, and eighth all-time for appearances.