Thursday 29 September 2016

Sadio Mane scores on his Liverpool debut

Published 14/08/2016 | 18:06

Sadio Mane made his Liverpool debut at Arsenal on Sunday
Sadio Mane made his Liverpool debut at Arsenal on Sunday

Sadio Mane made his Liverpool debut at Arsenal following his big-money summer move from Southampton.

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Here, Press Association Sport studies the forward's performance.

ROLE

Began on the right-hand side of a front three with Roberto Firmino in the centre and Philippe Coutinho on the left. Disciplined enough to hold his position and avoided the temptation to come inside.

GOAL THREAT

Had a volley blocked midway through the first half but offered little threat in front of goal until his big moment arrived. A thrilling run down Arsenal's right was matched by a stunning finish for a wonderful debut goal

WORK RATE

Barely stopped running for the whole match, giving Nacho Monreal a torrid afternoon. Took a boot in the face from Francis Coquelin for his trouble but his energy levels never dropped.

OVERALL

Coutinho will deservedly take the spotlight but what was already a promising debut became a superb one for Mane as he slipped in between Monreal and Calum Chambers before tucking in a memorable goal.

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