Sadio Mane had the best possible reaction to Adam Lallana’s late equaliser against Manchester United – and fans loved it.
Liverpool stuttered for the vast majority of the 90 minutes. As a result, they never really looked comfortable and there was next to no fluidity throughout the team.
The Reds were able to click eventually, however, and pushed United back for the last ten. That period of dominance led to a deserved equaliser as Lallana popped up at the back post to score.
That led to some wild celebrations – from most of the Liverpool team, anyway.
But as teammates surrounded Lallana in front of the fans, Mane had other ideas. Liverpool’s number ten cut the celebrations short, in fact, as he pulled teammates away.
He wanted a winner – one point wasn’t enough here.
It’s a wonderful attitude and shows ‘elite mentality’. And needless to say, Liverpool fans loved the reaction from Mane.
You can check out some of their own reactions below:
Sadio Mane the only player to interrupt the celebration for our equaliser because he wanted a winner, born winner my man
— Nathan Rehman (@nathrehman) October 20, 2019
Mane didn’t even celebrate our goal he just tried to drag everyone back to kick off again 😭😭
— Rowan (@rowanIfc23) October 20, 2019
Sadio Mane dragging the players back on when celebrating Lallana's equaliser. There was a game to be won. Top attitude. pic.twitter.com/nIswRzCmKw
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) October 20, 2019
Mane's attitude was right! They should've get going to get a winning goal, instead of wasting a lot of time to celebrate an equaliser.
— AJ Habibie (@uwaisjabbar) October 20, 2019
Look at Mane pulling Lallana away to get back in this game. He doesn’t want to settle with a draw, he wanted to win this game. He wasn’t at his best today, but love his mentality. pic.twitter.com/GTzw3gWIxu
— Sam (@SamueILFC) October 20, 2019
When Lallana scored, Mane was screaming for the players to take the ball to the centre circle. This was against Manchester United, at old Trafford! Levels
— No one (Pilot by Affidavit) (@ilynem) October 20, 2019
Mane’s attitude is the one that will help deliver the Premier League trophy to Anfield this season. Liverpool must try and win every game because you can bet Manchester City will be.
The standards at the top are just too high for there to be any settling for a single point and Mane saw that, even in such a passionate moment.
It was brilliant thinking and in the end, exactly what you want to see from potential champions.