Sadio Mane is a true Senegalese legend.
His hat-trick against Benin on Saturday means he is now the top scorer in his country’s history.
It was the 32nd goal he has scored in a Senegal shirt and adds to the growing list of achievements that endear him to his homeland.
He became the first Senegalese player to win the Premier League in 2019 and the first Senegalese player to win the Champions League in 2018.
He also became the first Senegalese player to win the Africa Cup of Nations Player of the Tournament award in which he scored the winning penalty in the final.
And he respects the fans as much as they respect him, even going so far as to say he would ‘do what the Senegalese fans want’ on his next transfer.
This was after he claimed, “Like everyone else, I’m on social media and I see the comments. Isn’t it between 60 and 70% of Senegalese who want me to leave Liverpool?
He later clarified that he was joking, saying, “I spoke jokingly yesterday with a bit of humor and it was all over the place. I think we’ll stop there.
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“Liverpool is a club that I respect a lot. The fans have embraced me since day one. For the future, we will see.
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