Liverpool fans are fearing the worst over Sadio Mane’s contract situation, despite reports suggesting a new deal for the winger is edging closer.
While Mohamed Salah scores all the goals, there are plenty of Liverpool fans who feel that Mane is their best and most important player.
The Senegalese international, who has three goals in two matches so far this campaign, looks ready to step up a level this season as he enters his prime.
Mane can play on either wing, and his ability to get in behind and score goals, burn defenders one on one, or even drop deep and create from the number ten position makes him one of the most versatile and diverse threats in the entire league.
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That is perhaps why fans were mortified when Real Madrid reportedly moved for the 26 year-old this summer, and they’re now fearing the worst over the lack of concrete news on a new contract.
The Evening Standard says the Reds are “growing confident” that a new deal will be reached, as his current deal expires in 2021.
However, the speed at which new deals were wrapped up for Salah and Roberto Firmino is a stark contrast to the constant stream of meaningless updates on Mane, and fans are getting worried.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
Better not turn into a Can sitution
— ??♂️ (@SalahSensation) August 22, 2018
Bit worried about this contract. Been negotiating since June from what I saw and his links with Madrid in the summer only make me think he’s looking abroad
— Fents (@liverpool021) August 22, 2018
I wonder if he is expecting to smash 10 in fast this season and then demand more
— Nicholas Halliwell (@nhall9) August 22, 2018
‘Positive’ talks. Contract remained unsigned. I seem to remember positive talks held with Sterling and Can. Doesn’t look good
— Patrick Pong (@patrickpong1) August 22, 2018
not very confident now as it keeps dragging on..it doesnt seem like he feel appreciated on the same level as salah..he defo needs more love from the fans..and certainly a new song..this needs to be resolved quick or we risk another emre can fiasco soon
— Rome (@Romevoice) August 22, 2018
Reminds me of emre can this hopefully not the same outcome 🙏
— Ste Sumner (@SteSumner92) August 22, 2018
This doesn’t look good will be one of them where he don’t sign and will be gone at the end of the season
— Adam Fisher (@adfisha23) August 22, 2018