What a week for Liverpool.
On Wednesday, they faced Tottenham in a top of the table clash and moved three points clear thanks to a last-minute winner from Roberto Firmino.
They didn’t have long to celebrate as they faced a tough trip to the capital and Selhurst Park for the early kick-off on Saturday.
Crystal Palace had held Spurs to a draw the previous weekend and it looked set to be a difficult afternoon for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
And it was for about three minutes…
Takumi Minamino, who came in for the rested Mohamed Salah, converted from Sadio Mane’s cross to give the away side a very early lead.
They had to wait half an hour to double it through Mane.
The Senegalese had gone eight Premier League matches without a goal but you couldn’t tell as he turned and finished superbly from Roberto Firmino’s pass.
What you may not have noticed, though, was Mane’s celebration as he kissed his fingers and pointed to the sky.
It wasn’t until after the match – and after Liverpool had scored a further five goals to win 7-0 – that we all realised what Mane’s celebration was all about.
He did it— The Anfield Wrap (@TheAnfieldWrap) December 19, 2020
Just the absolute main fella
Best moment of the day pic.twitter.com/kP5vuQjnqg
Fans discovered screenshots of Mane video-calling a disabled Liverpool supporter. Mane said to the young supporter: “You know me, I like to copy celebrations – if you have any celebrations show me now.”
The fan showed Mane the celebration he wanted him to do for his grandad who had sadly passed away.
And Mane kept his promise by doing just that.
We’re not crying, you are.
During these tough times, Sadio surprised Lee – an incredible volunteer at @theflorrie and a massive red – with a day he’ll never forget ❤️— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 27, 2020
Dear Liverpool FC, presented by @NIVEAMENUK… pic.twitter.com/uaiQKTNcWo