Sadio Mane has been getting praise for a piece of skill v Newcastle..

Liverpool fans couldn't quite believe Sadio Mane's piece of skill v Newcastle

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Liverpool are now six points clear at the top of the Premier League after their 4-0 win over Newcastle United at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp's side had gone into Christmas with a four point lead over Manchester City and knew that they could make it to the halfway point with at least that if they won on Boxing Day.

It was a legend of their past trying to stop them, of course, but Rafa Benitez couldn't quite get his Newcastle side into the game.

Dejan Lovren opened the scoring for Liverpool with a brilliant half-volley and a Mohamed Salah penalty right after halftime helped secure the lead.

Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho added two more to give the Reds the win they needed and to surely leave them as favourites in the title race.

It was a brilliant performance from front to back yet again - Liverpool kept their 12th clean sheet of the season already with the shutout.

And while both the goalscoring and the defensive performance rightly secure the points, many Liverpool fans were left talking about a moment from Sadio Mane.

The winger didn't manage to get on the scoresheet in the game but he did produce a moment of brilliance with an incredible first-touch.

Sadio Mane had a mixed performance against Newcastle United.

Late in the game, Lovren spotted a run from Mane and played a brilliant 40-yard pass over the top.

Even though Lovren's accuracy was on point, there was still an awful lot for Mane to do if he was to get the ball under control - but he made it look effortless as he used the outside of his foot to cushion the ball into his path.

You can check out the touch below:

Understandably, fans couldn't quite believe how good that touch was, as you can see:

It could have been one of the goals of the season if he'd kept his shot down - instead, it's just a little reminder of just how good Liverpool's number 10 can be.

Fabinho Henrique Tavares
Xherdan Shaqiri
Sadio Mane
Dejan Lovren
Mohamed Salah
Jurgen Klopp
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