Liverpool were in scintillating form on Wednesday night as they put five past Porto, but there was more than one reason for Reds’ fans to be happy.
That’s because hat-trick hero Sadio Mane seems up to his old tricks again, copying his team-mates’ celebrations after they have scored.
He was doing it on the regular last season, mostly with Roberto Firmino, starting with his gun celebration at Swansea.
Then he moved on to imitate Philippe Coutinho during a game against West Brom at Anfield, which prompted the two Brazilians to join Mane in his trademark walk celebration.
— Planet Football (@planetfutebol) October 23, 2016
They even got him doing it on the new PES.
Haha! On the new PES 🎮, Sadio Mane copies Bobby Firmino's celebrations! 😂 🌟 pic.twitter.com/sNA7Df8YyR
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) September 7, 2017
This is all after he scored against Barcelona in a 2016 pre-season friendly, celebrating with a Cristiano Ronaldo classic.
Sweet. "@RMadridScored: Liverpool's Sadio Mané's Goal and "Calma Calma" Celebration against Barcelona pic.twitter.com/vwQnN5ntNT"
— ⓑ (@Barry_Bargz) August 6, 2016
And now, in Liverpool’s rout over Porto, it looks like the Senegal international is back to his mischievous best, as he followed Firmino’s karate kick celebration with his own, erm, ‘attempt’ at it.
Copying Firmino’s machine gun celebration against Swansea to copying Firmino karate kick in the background.
The real Sadio Mane is back! Never change 😂 pic.twitter.com/TaTy8CBK8U
— Sam (@VintageSalah) February 14, 2018
Only the post denied us a ludicrous goal.
A throwback to Moussa at his best.
Who would win between Arsenal 04 and Man City 18?
Jose is pretty passionate in his response.
The most joyous player in the Premier League.
There’s a total of 20 to get.
Including a couple of notable sons.
You’ll be hearing a lot more about Allison.
Of course he meant it. He meant everything.
The second half of an epic challenge.