‘It’s monstrous’ – Arsene Wenger wowed by what 2 Liverpool superstars did in 2022

Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger was left in awe of Liverpool strikers Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah after the Reds beat Villarreal in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday (May 3).

The Anfield side booked their place in the Champions League final after beating the Spanish side 5-2 on aggregate.

Wenger was impressed with the duo’s recent performances and fitness levels despite playing a slew of games, including the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year.

Speaking on BeIN Sports (via Goal), the 72-year-old reportedly said the following:

“Look at Salah and Sadio [Mane], who played in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations. What they have done since their return is monstrous. We would have complained in Europe about playing too many games โ€“ never a word. Tonight Mane was kicked everywhere, never a word.

Mane and Salah took part in the AFCON final earlier this year. After a 0-0 affair after extra time, Sadio Mane’s Senegal secured a 4-2 victory in a penalty shootout.

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Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah were instrumental in Liverpool’s 3-2 win over Villarreal in the second leg of their Champions League semi-final. The Reds were down 2-0 in the evening thanks to goals from Boulaye Dia and Francis Coquelin. Mo Salah provided the assists for Fabinho’s goal while Sadio Mane scored the third goal which sealed the Reds’ safe passage to the final.

The duo have been Liverpool’s main source of goals this season. Salah is currently the club’s top scorer this season, having scored 30 goals in 46 appearances in all competitions.

Sadio Mane, meanwhile, is the Reds’ second top scorer this season along with Diogo Jota. The 30-year-old striker has scored 21 goals in 46 appearances this season.

Liverpool have reached three cup finals this season

Liverpool have managed to reach three cup finals this season. Jurgen Klopp’s side have qualified for the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League final. They have already won the Carabao Cup against Chelsea earlier this year.

This made Jurgen Klopp the first manager in English football to reach the aforementioned three finals in a single season.

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The Reds will face Chelsea again in a domestic cup final this season in the FA Cup. The showpiece match at Wembley Stadium will be played on May 14.

Liverpool have yet to know their opponents in the Champions League final. The Reds will face either Real Madrid or Manchester City in the final in Paris on May 28.

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