Watch: Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has goal ruled out for marginal offside

Liverpool and Senegal forward Sadio Mane

Sadio Mane thought he gave Liverpool the lead during their Champions League match against Porto, only for his first-half strike to be ruled out for a marginal offside.

Liverpool had already qualified for the knockout rounds before Wednesday’s match at Anfield and took the opportunity to rest some important first-team players like Mohamed Salah and Trent Alexander-Arnold.

But Mane started the match and provided Porto’s defence with plenty to think about during the game’s opening stages.

Thiago Alacantara was included in Jurgen Klopp’s starting line-up and reminded everyone of his latent quality with a mesmerising pass that dissected the opposition defence and set Mane through on goal.

The Senegal captain cooly tucked the ball past Diogo Costa and wheeled away in celebration – that ultimately proved short-lived.

But VAR intervened and ruled the goal out for offside. It was extremely tight but was the correct decision as Mane had strayed slightly beyond the Porto defence.

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