McManaman reacts to Mane’s wonder goal in Liverpool’s 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow

The Liverpool FC legend hails Sadio Mane's wonder goal in a resounding 7-0 win over Spartak Moscow on Wednesday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane Photo: Philippe Coutinho / Instagram

Steve McManaman hailed Sadio Mane’s beautiful wonder goal in Liverpool FC’s landslide win over Spartak Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The Senegal international was rested for Liverpool’s 5-1 win against promoted side Brighton and Hove Albion in the Premier League last weekend.

Liverpool FC’s stand-in captain Philippe Coutinho broke the deadlock from the penalty spot before he doubled the home side’s lead following good work from Roberto Firmino, Mane and Salah in a superb counter-attacking move.

Firmino made it 3-0 before the break before Mane scored the best goal of the night when he steered a powerful finish into the Spartak Moscow net.

Substitute James Milner picked out Mane with a cross and the Senegal international powered his strike past the Spartak Moscow goalkeeper.

Liverpool FC made it 5-0 when Coutinho completed his hat-trick before Mane scored from close range to net the Merseyside outfit’s 23rd group-stage goal.

Summer signing Mohamed Salah finally got his goal to make it 7-0 and leave Liverpool FC one goal shy of their record 8-0 Champions League win against Besiktas.

Former Liverpool FC midfielder McManaman hailed Mane’s stupendous volley in the second half to help secure top spot in the group and a place in the last-16 draw.

“Great ball by Milner. Look at that!” McManaman told BT Sport.

“At the last moment he opens up his foot and directs it into the net. It’s a beautiful goal.”


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