Sadio Mane scored in each of his last two games for Liverpool.
The Senegalese star scored his team’s second goal in their 3-1 victory over Benfica last Tuesday, before scoring the equalizer in the weekend’s 2-2 draw with Manchester City.
But on both occasions, Mane’s reaction to putting the ball into the net has been muted.
There was no enthusiastic celebration but why?
This was a question asked on Twitter by a Liverpool fan and Cup Empire Jordan Chamberlain Editor.
He wrote: “Sadio Mane’s two goals in a row without a celebration. Is it because he is worried about offside, or is he moody about something?”
In fact, Mane was flirting with the offside streak for both of his goals.
But former Liverpool defender Jose Enrique believes there is an alternative explanation.
I think something is bothering him
– Jose Enrique (@Jesanchez3) April 11, 2022
“I think something is bothering him,” replied Enrique, who played 76 Premier League games for Liverpool between 2011 and 2016.
Another theory to explain Mane’s modest reaction to Sunday’s goal at City was that Mane was keen to give credit to teammate Mohamed Salah.
Salah made the goal with a superb pass and Mane was seen pointing at the Egyptian as he retreated towards his half.
– Blinder (_bubblxs) April 11, 2022