Sadio Mane scored a brace in Istanbul as the Reds won a fourth UEFA Super Cup title last night against Chelsea, and Steve McManaman was loving the winger’s performance.
Having played at the African Cup of Nations over the summer, Mane has only been back in training after the summer for a little over a week, but he looked incredibly sharp and managed to play 103 minutes, before being replaced by Divock Origi.
Speaking on BT Sport, via Live4Liverpool, McManaman said: “You very rarely lose your fitness nowadays but it’s a lovely finish. His first one was quite scuffed but the second one was all class, wasn’t it?”
Mane has the ability to score goals from all positions, whether it be a tap-in that comes about from good movement in the box, or a superb finish from the edge of the area that fires into the back of the net. Both things were on show in Besiktas last night.
Mane will hope to feature from the start against his former side Southampton on Saturday, though after his exertions on Wednesday evening, he might have to settle for coming off the bench, as he did in the previous Premier League game against Norwich City.