The England international looked very sharp in the false nine role as his goal helped the Reds go top of Group E with victory over Felice Mazzù’s plucky Belgian side.
Author: Scott Mason
With just a few minutes left to play at Villa Park, Liverpool needed a hero to step up and make sure that they took something from the game. Enter, Sadio Mané.
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