Liverpool face Arsenal in a big Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium on Friday night, and Reds fans have demanded forward Sadio Mane is recalled and named in the starting XI.
Jurgen Klopp’s men come into the clash in north London on the back of a 4-0 win against Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium last weekend, and they are one place and one point above the Gunners as they are currently situated in the last remaining Champions League spot.
Mane found himself on the substitutes’ bench for the trip to the south coast last weekend having suffered the same fate away at Brighton a fortnight before, and the Senegal international will hope he can retake his place in the team against Arsene Wenger’s side on Friday.
Liverpool supporters were quick to have their say on the 25-year-old via social media, and while one said he “won’t watch the game if Mane does not start”, another said “Mane surely has to start”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
Won't watch the game if Mané does not start, rotate the team against Swansea.
— – (@LFCHadouken) December 22, 2017
Klopp I trust you to be a good tactician , but pls start Mane. He has an unfinished business with Arsenal. That's all we need to win this game. YNWA
— Atam Samuel (@atamsamuel) December 22, 2017
Mane and Wijnaldum have to start, you need mobility and pace. Can not mobile enough, ox to slow
— Jelle Stroobants (@LivNr9) December 22, 2017
I think so. Mane loves playing Arsenal. Got to start imo. He'll be like a starving dog after a bone. After that can't see him resting the other 3.
— David Stafford (@djstaffs1) December 22, 2017
Mane surely has to start
— david battison (@BATTODJ) December 22, 2017
My #LFC team tonight: Mignolet Gomez Lovren Klavan Robertson Can/Henderson Wijnaldum Coutinho Salah Firmino Mane…Chamberlain on the bench mainly due to the occasion arsenal being his old team Mane has to start
— FraTurley (@TurleyFra) December 22, 2017
Mané NEEDS to start the game today. The Arsenal is his bitch. I'd start the fab 4, that'd mean Wijnaldum in for the Ox just for balance
— Sir Mwami (@agnosticugandan) December 22, 2017
Start Mane, don't be petty.
— Frizzy! (@frizzyfroze) December 22, 2017
Mane has to Start at the weekend, loves playing Arsenal
— Santaylor (@ChxmberIain) December 21, 2017