Liverpool forward Sadio Mane didn’t waste any time on his return to Melwood. The Senegalese international is back in training following his exploits with Senegal at the African Cup of Nations.
However, after arriving at the training ground, he made a beeline for Andy Robertson, playfully accusing him of performing badly against Manchester City. The Scottish defender was having none of it:
Sadio’s back in the building 😁 pic.twitter.com/eA9wscCTe6
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) 5 August 2019
Fans on Twitter were enjoying the camaraderie between the two teammates:
tears in my eyes
— 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@Sabah07) 5 August 2019
Crying at him starting on Robbo
— Elis 🏴 (@Kloppaganda) 5 August 2019
Mane telling Robbo as it is 😂
— NaijaLFC 🏆🏆🏆 🏆🏆🏆 (@LFC_9ja) 5 August 2019
Mane to robbo: Yeaterday you played very bad.
Sad but true. 😅🔴
— JOAK1M 🇸🇪 (@JAckelmante) 5 August 2019
— si señor (@LiverpoolPrime7) 5 August 2019
Yesterday you play bad without me you don’t win! Exactly Mane is the best in world football
— Michael (@MAGIC1MIKEY) 5 August 2019
Lol why is he roasting Robertson like that 😂
— Saeedlfc (@ASaidlfc) 5 August 2019
Robertson cracks me up 😂😂
— Jaedon Taylor (@jaedontaylor07) 5 August 2019
Ha ha ha ha. “E’h Robbo without me yesterday you played very badly” 🤣🤣🤣
Gotta love Sadio.
— Don Johnson (@TTWAR62) 5 August 2019
Man’s spewing faxx out there telling Robbo he had a bad game 😭🤣🤣 welcome back sadiooooo
— Karan (@kannuJK) 5 August 2019
There is a grain of truth in what Mane was saying. Robertson didn’t get a great deal of help from Divock Origi and he will be happy to have Mane back to help out defensively.
Liverpool supporters will, though, be hoping the 27-year-old can replicate his form last season in front of goal. The forward was joint top scorer in the Premier League with 22 goals.
Despite being delighted to have him back in the fold, Mane’s short summer break will have some fans worried he could suffer burnout this campaign. Hopefully, his game time is managed well by manager Jurgen Klopp.