Sadio Mane’s heartbreaking reaction to Senegal being knocked out of the African Cup of Nations suggests Reds fans should perhaps tone down celebrations over his return to the club.
As happy as we will be to have him back, we can’t help but be devastated for him.
The forward was inconsolable after missing the penalty kick in the shootout that allowed Cameroon to progress to the next stage of the tournament.
Liverpool have missed him dearly and of course we are all delighted by the idea of him returning but we just hope he gets the support he needs following a tough moment.
A typical Jurgen Klopp hug is in order.
It’s his reaction alone though that represents not only what international football should be all about but also why he is such an important player for us.
Playing and winning for his country clearly means everything to him and that’s how it should be. It’s the kind of passion and commitment on show that makes him such a perfect fit under Klopp and also why we cannot wait to have him back.
Head up, Sadio.