Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool
Premier League (36), Villa Park
May 9, 2022
Goals: Luiz 3′; Matip 6′, Mane 65′
The Reds fell behind to an early Douglas Luiz goal, with the defending from Kostas Tsimikas leaving lots to be desired.
Fortunately, Joel Matip was on-hand to equalise almost immediately, but the visitors were a long way from their best in the first half and Fabinho went off injured, with fingers now crossed it’s not serious.
Here’s how Liverpool fans reacted to Mane’s showing on social media.
It was a huge contribution from the Reds’ No.10 and supporters called for a new deal…
Liverpool really need to be sorting Sadio Mané’s contract situation out. As deserving as any player of a new deal after the year he’s had. Always delivers in the big moments.
— Leanne Prescott (@_lfcleanne) May 10, 2022
Maybe tougher than it should have been but big win. Mane was exceptional in his hold up play and in the air. Trent and Naby really good in that second half too.
Hopefully Wolves put in a performance tomorrow ?
— Dinesh Kumar (@DHardayal) May 10, 2022
I'm so tired! This team are ageing me at a ridiculously rapid rate.
Massive win, tough watch, onto Wembley.
I love you, Sadio Mane.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) May 10, 2022
Sadio Mane MOTM AGAIN
— . (@disgameihateit) May 10, 2022
Make that Mané deal a priority. Never going to be an easy game at Villa Park. Hopefully they put in as good a shift against City. Roll on the Cup Final this weekend. Some team ???
— J.F.K. (@JFKsportsphysio) May 10, 2022
Sadio Mane vs Aston Villa
• 22/31 (71%) passes
• 1 chance created
• 49 touches
• 4 shots (1st in game)
• 1 goal
• 1/2 dribbles
• 3/6 aerial duels (1st for LFC)
• 1/1 tackle
Matchwinner with a brilliant header. Superb up top ? pic.twitter.com/8bzu2NItbh
— LFC Stats (@LFCData) May 10, 2022
Mane has been incredible since he came back from the AFON. I wish Salah was firing them in as well.
— Luke Robinson (@LukeRobboLFC78) May 10, 2022
Mane has been world class in 3 attacking positions, what a legend
— ? (@LFC_Empire) May 10, 2022
Sadio Mané as a striker this: 10 goals in 14 appearances. 7 goals with his right foot, 2 with his left foot, 1 header.
— Maxi (@MaaxiAngelo) May 10, 2022
“Give Mane a contract quick” – Darrell O Dwyer on Facebook.
Massive win for Liverpool in coming back from a tough start whilst looking leggy. They find a way again. Hope Fabinho’s injury was just a precaution. He’d be a massive miss at the weekend.
P.s give Mane his new deal. He’s been a monster as our number 9 #AVLLIV
— Jamie Holme (@JamieHolme) May 10, 2022
Match winner. Clutch. ?? ? pic.twitter.com/3Zl9IvF3Mn
— Samuel (@SamueILFC) May 10, 2022
Sadio Mane is incredible and his contract getting sorted is on the same level as Mo’s. He’s a Liverpool legend
— Mike Kearney (@MikeKearney1) May 10, 2022
Mane should be getting a lifetime contract, not looking to be sold. We can't replace him.
— Hazza (@AzzurriLFC) May 10, 2022
And many hoped Fabinho’s injury is not serious…
Well, that was a horrible watch ?
Delighted with the 3 points.
Worried about Fabinho.
— Jason Roberts (@JaseRoberts_) May 10, 2022
That was graft. A long way from our best but important to do our bit and keep them honest. Fingers crossed Fabinho is OK for the weekend. Would have rested him tonight, personally.
— Aaron Cutler (@aaron_cutler) May 10, 2022
Disastrous if Fabinho’s done his hamstring. Hoping it’s a minor injury/strain.
— Ben Webb (@BenWebbLFC) May 10, 2022
Losing Fabinho for both finals would be catastrophic.
— Cameron Hogwood (@ch_skysports) May 10, 2022
Fabinho is almost certainly out of the FA Cup final now. My concern is the Champions League. Still 18 days away but even minor hamstring injuries can take two/three weeks. Worrying.
— David Comerford (@Dave_Comerford) May 10, 2022
There’s no denying how significant those three points are, irrespective of if the title lands at Anfield at the end of the season, with momentum key with two cup finals to come.
All eyes will now be on Fabinho as any injury at this point of the season could prove season-ending, fingers crossed that is not the case!
Now, onto Wembley.