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Sadio Mane butchers chance with three team-mates screaming for the ball

Sadio Mane had the chance to put Liverpool 2-0 up against Everton but shot instead of passing

Sadio Mane is probably getting the cold shoulder from his Liverpool team-mates right now, and it’s got nothing to do with the Merseyside snow.

The Senegalese forward had the chance to give Liverpool a two-goal lead at half-time against Everton, but passed up the opportunity.

Well, actually, passing up isn’t really the right phrase to use in this situation.


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Mane breaks onto a loose ball

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Mane breaks onto a loose ball

He dribbles past Ashley Williams and is through on goal

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He dribbles past Ashley Williams and is through on goal

Mane drove onto Dominic Solanke’s flick and bypassed a rash tackle from Ashley Williams.

Cuco Martina came over from left-back to close the space, leaving Solanke, Mohamed Salah and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain free to Mane’s right.

A goal was the only outcome, surely?

At this point every single Liverpool fans was screaming at the television

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At this point every single Liverpool fans was screaming at the television

But, rather than pass, Mane chose to shoot with his weaker left foot.

He dragged the shot way wide of Jordan Pickford’s goal, much to the annoyance of his three team-mates.

We can feel the tension from here.

Bold

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Bold

Probably not the best decision in the end

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Probably not the best decision in the end

So don’t be surprised if Mane found himself sitting alone at half-time.

Should we commend the 25-year-old for refusing to take the easy route?

Probably not.

The face of a man who knows he f***** up

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The face of a man who knows he f***** up