Liverpool kept up the heat on leaders Manchester City on Sunday afternoon when they saw off Burnley 4-2 at Anfield, and after the match their fans were full of praise for one of their front three.
The Reds headed into the contest knowing that they could not afford to lose if they were going to keep the pressure on the reigning champions, and when the Clarets took the lead early on in the clash, they could be forgiven if they were to get a little edgy.
They didn’t however, and in the end Liverpool ran out pretty comfortable winners, from the minute that Roberto Firmino levelled the scores on the 20 minute mark.
The Reds were ahead not long after that when Sadio Mane scored the first of his two goals of the afternoon, and they did not look back from that position.
Firmino doubled the advantage in the second half, and while Burnley set up a grandstand finish, the Senegal international confirmed the three points for Liverpool by completing his brace in injury time.
That means that the Reds can now focus on the Champions League, where they will be looking to come past Bayern Munich in the Allianz Arena on Wednesday evening, knowing full well that they are firmly in the Premier League title hunt still.
There were a number of good performers on the afternoon for Liverpool, but with his goals and his all-round contribution to the contest, Mane was the man recognised by many as the one who produced the key moments in the victory.
Reds supporters were quick to plough praise on the attacker when they reacted on social media after the full-time whistle, as the forward continues to quietly sneak up on those towards the top of the goalscoring charts in the Premier League.
Here are some of their messages:
• important 3 points for us
• midfield was terrible, Fabinho is the only bright spot
• Henderson and Wijnaldum together doesn’t work
• Lallana MOTM today and should start in the starting lineup against Bayern
• Mane on fire!!! 🔥
Up the Reds, continue fighting! #LFC #LIVBUR https://t.co/pgDPPds6kr
— Artyom Rakitin (@DarkSideLFC) March 10, 2019
Our front 3 were exceptional after a period where they have been quiet. Salah was exceptional involved in everything, Mane was a constant menace to Burnley defence and Bobby was so smart in how he plays #LFC
— Dipesh Shah (@mrdipeshashah) March 10, 2019
Tough call between Bobby and mane for man of the match ..mane has been consistently our most threatening forward this year ..Bobby was close to his best again too #LFC
— Grizz (@GrizzKhan) March 10, 2019
Really hoping Sadio Mané ends up with 20+ league goals this season, people might finally start showing him a little bit of respect that way 🔴 #lfc
— Jack (@JackHallows_) March 10, 2019
— LFC YNWA (@kels_013) March 10, 2019
Good result today to keep the pressure on City.
Fair play to Lallana, he had a great game.
Mane on 🔥🔥 & nice to see Firmino back amongst the goals. #LFC
— Jonathan Holmes (@Holmes1978) March 10, 2019
Mane is so underrated! #LFC
— Arran Hain (@ArranHain) March 10, 2019
Back to winning ways. We aren't going anywhere. 8 games to go. Lallana answering critics & mane on the double. Much needed win 🔴 onto Munich #LFC
— Jeffrey Godwin (@jeff2705) March 10, 2019
Can’t believe we conceded a 2nd but love that Mane just finishes it off! Get in! Big win! #LFC
— Danielle (@daniellewarren) March 10, 2019
Good Liverpool win today. Thought Firmino and Mane were excellent. Huge to get a win and 4 goals ahead of the crucial Bayern game. Nice little Sturridge cameo and assist at the end too. #LFC
— Michael (@LiverpoolRising) March 10, 2019