Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane have been praised by Jurgen Klopp for leading their teams to the Africa Cup of Nations final in Cameroon. Senegal’s Sadio Mane was the standout as the Teranga Lions cruised over Burkina Faso on Wednesday night, while Salah and Egypt had to settle for a place in the final after a penalty shootout victory over Cameroon. Jurgen Klopp spoke about his star players and their achievements at the African Cup of Nations before of Liverpool’s FA Cup fourth round clash against Cardiff on Sunday. Continue reading:
“It’s a fantastic achievement for both of us to get to the final,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said ahead of his team’s FA Cup encounter against Cardiff on Sunday afternoon. “Naby [Keita of Guinea] also had an outstanding tournament.” Our boys have had a great tournament so far, and it will be exciting. ” It won’t be simple since one will be ecstatic and the other will be disappointed. It’s a chance to accomplish something truly monumental.”
Both players are expected to return before Liverpool’s English Premier League match against Leicester on Thursday. “I believe they will be available,” Klopp remarked, “but we’ll see.”
Sadio Mane has become Senegal’s all-time leading scorer at the Africa Cup of Nations, moving joint top with Henri Camara on the West African country’s all-time top scorers list, according to Sports Brief.
Senegal advanced to the Nations Cup final with a 3-1 victory over Burkina Faso, thanks to a magnificent strike from the Liverpool midfielder. His goal put him ahead of Henri Camara (5), Mamadou Niang (4), and Khalilou Fadiga, who each had five goals.