By Richard Parks
Liverpool fans have taken to Twitter to pan Sadio Mane even though their team demolished Roma 5-2 in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Tuesday night.
Doubles from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, and a Mane goal, put Jurgen Klopp’s side in total control of the Anfield clash before two late Roma goals gave the shellshocked visitors a glimmer of hope ahead of the second leg in Italy next Wednesday.
Mane could have had four or five goals on a night when he was let down by his finishing as a Salah-inspired Liverpool ran amok in a truly compelling encounter.
The Senegal international missed two excellent chances before Salah produced a display that will go down in Anfield folklore.
This prompted a torrent of criticism of Mane, who played the full 90 minutes of the match while the PFA player of the year was substituted with 15 minutes remaining.
A section of Liverpool supporters on social media laid into Mane, with one claiming he had “bottled it” and another stating that he is “not good enough”.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Martin B (@MartinProgLife) April 24, 2018
Mane over all play is poor. #LFC
— Chukwuemelie Collins (@veto50) April 24, 2018
— Chris/Smoke… (@WH33LZ1) April 24, 2018
Being a #LFC fan is MURDER… Mane and Lovern not good enough.
— Stephen (@stevanbarry) April 24, 2018
— Relentlessly Pursuing Greatness (RPG) (@MaziTunechi) April 24, 2018
— Natalie Blackburn ???? (@burnsbabe) April 24, 2018
It’s time to talk about mane, he’s becoming senseless #LFC
— GOD IS ALL I KNOW (@Wellington_ODOS) April 24, 2018