Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Mane AFCON elimination
By Harvey Byrne
Sadio Mane will be returning from the African Cup of Nations after Senegal were dumped out of the competition on Saturday evening, and Liverpool fans on Twitter are ecstatic.
The 24-year-old has missed seven matches for the Reds, last playing at the beginning of January in a 2-2 draw against Sunderland where he scored.
The club have seemingly missed the summer signing and Jurgen Klopp’s side have endured a terrible run with one win, four losses and two draws coming from the fixtures without Mane.
While Liverpool were struggling he was helping his country reach the AFCON quarter-final stages, but a penalty loss on Saturday after a 0-0 draw will mean that he will soon be on his way back to Merseyside.
Reds fans on social media have expressed their delight on social media and many are keen to see him return to the side as quickly as possible.
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Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
commiserations, yes. But need to get him back to Merseyside. Where's that jet Firmino and Coutinho were being whisked out of Brazil on?
— DaveOCKOP (@DaveOCKOP) January 28, 2017
BUZZING OUR MANÉ IS COMING HOME ???? We missed you too much! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/Anml2izHjy
— Ruth ????❄️ (@Apple_Head94) January 28, 2017
He's coming home, he's coming home, Mane is coming home! It's a good start to have our out ball return. He must start against Chelsea #LFC
— G Dog (@GHL72) January 28, 2017
Sad to hear what happened to Sadio Mane at African Cup Of Nations, but please get on a plane as soon as possible ! We need you! #LFC
— Roberto △⃒⃘ Marques (@Robbie_Marques) January 28, 2017
Seeing Mané is coming home is the best thing I've read all day! ????❤️ #LFC
— Bec_x ⚽ (@LFClass92) January 28, 2017
Always want to see the players do well, real shame for Mane! From a selfish perspective though, we need him back desperately! #LFC
— Human Torch (@mikedyrated) January 28, 2017
It's sad, but good news is Mané's coming back to #LFC.
— Pride of Merseyside (@LFC_Squad) January 28, 2017
Liverpool’s next match comes as soon as Tuesday, where they will face league leaders Chelsea in a top of the table clash.
Fans will be eager to see Mane back in their team for the encounter, but there is no time frame for when the player will return as of yet.
In other Liverpool news, the Reds are set to launch an eight-figure bid for this European enforcer.