Sadio Mane scored and won a penalty for Liverpool as they beat Leicester City on Saturday.
Leicester City fans on Twitter have hit out at Sadio Mane for diving during their 2-1 defeat to Liverpool on Saturday and also spotted that the player grabbed the wrong ankle when he went down.
It seems as though Brendan Rodgers was going to end Liverpool’s 100% start to the season, but in stoppage-time, the referee adjudged that Mane was fouled by Marc Albrighton.
There was contact by Albrighton, but the Foxes fans weren’t happy with the manner in which Mane went down, as they felt that his reaction was delayed.
Added with that, they also noticed that when he was on the floor, he grabbed the wrong ankle, that was clipped, as James Milner converted the spot-kick.
In the end, Jurgen Klopp’s side walked away with all three points and they have won their opening eight matches of the Premier League season.
But Leicester, who have ambitions of finishing in a European spot this season, were left angry by what they saw towards the end of the game.
It hasn’t gone down well with their supporters, who felt that they should have left Anfield with a deserved point heading into the international break.
Instead, it is a minor setback for Rodgers side, who will be pleased with the performance and fight they showed against the current Premier League leaders.
Here is a selection of Leicester fans reacting to Mane:
Watch the penalty again….Mane grabs the wrong ankle!!! .— Greg Shepard (@gshep1970) October 5, 2019
Not impressed by Mane holding the wrong ankle after the ‘foul’ either. But bet you didn’t see that did you ?— Steve Wigg (@stevewigg1) October 5, 2019
apparently (need to see it again) Mane went down holding the wrong ankle ffs— Leicesterlad (@splinterdream) October 5, 2019
Mane drops and holds the wrong ankle— Sam Dodd (@Dam_Sodd) October 5, 2019
Marc, I forgive you. Mane dived holding the wrong ankle with vards clean through and play stopped for a high foot under knee height. It’s Liverpool’s title. #LCFC— Mark Soper (@SoperBubbles) October 5, 2019
Fuming with Albrighton for not clearing it and then getting his foot near Mane’s leg.— Steve Claridges shin (@LCFC1884VERDICT) October 5, 2019
Fuming with Mane for clearly diving
Fuming with the ref for wanting to give Liverpool a penalty
Fuming with #VAR for never challenging the ref#LIVLEI
The favouritism for the ‘elite’ clubs in this league is ridiculous. No where near enough contact to go down like that, clear dive from Mané and he’s awarded a penalty. Absolute joke— LCFC Away Days (@lcfcawaydays_) October 5, 2019