Eyebrows were raised back in June when Liverpool splashed out a cool £34 million for Southampton’s Sadio Mane, but the Senegalese forward is already justifying his hefty price tag.
Mane scored his fourth Premier League goal (in eight appearances) in the Reds’ 2-1 victory over West Brom at Anfield on Saturday evening; a well-executed back-post volley after being picked out by Roberto Firmino.
The goalscorer then turned provider 15 minutes later, setting up Philippe Coutinho as the gifted Brazilian doubled Liverpool’s advantage.
While Coutinho was busy celebrating, did you notice that Mane copied his teammate’s celebration?
Coutinho kissed his hands before jumping in the air - and right beside him, seconds afterwards, Mane did exactly the same thing. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
Video: Mane copies teammates' goal celebrations
It seems that Mane is making a habit of copying his teammates’ goal celebrations; perhaps it’s becoming his ‘thing’.
This video, uploaded to Twitter, shows that Mane also copied Firmino’s goal celebration against Swansea City earlier this month.
It’s safe to say he’s endeared himself to the Liverpool supporters.
Mane speaks after West Brom win
"I'm very happy to score the goal for my team," Mane told Liverpoolfc.com following Saturday’s win over the Baggies. "Every striker likes to score a goal but the most important thing is the team.
"We deserved the win today and played a wonderful game to get the three points.
"It wasn't easy because they were very compact but we trained hard [for this] every day in training.
"It made it easier because we tried to move between the lines."
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