Liverpool's Mane wins Uefa Champions League Player of the Week award

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The skillful forward had a torrid time towards the end of last year, but his output has shown that he's back to his best

‘For a bad season, that's extremely good!’ - Liverpool’s Danny Ings lauds Sadio Mane

The skillful forward had a torrid time towards the end of last year, but his output has shown that he's back to his best

Sadio Mane has been named the Uefa Champions League Player of the Week for the second leg of the quarter-final round.

The former Southampton player played a crucial role as Liverpool held firm to secure a 2-1 win over Manchester City at the Etihad, to consolidate on a 3-0 first-leg win.

And the 26-year-old has been recognised after scooping 51 percent of the votes cast to beat off competitions from Edin Dzeko [Roma], Mario Mandzukic [Juventus] and Arjen Robben [Bayern Munich] to win the prize.

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The former Salzburg player has been impressive for the Reds this season scoring 16 goals across all competitions in 37 appearances.

Mane will now turn his attention to the English Premier League where Liverpool play hosts to Bournemouth on Saturday.

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