Social media has been awash with praise for Sadio Mane after he was named the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) Player of the Year on Tuesday.
The Senegal forward beat Liverpool team-mate and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez to the award.
Mane collected his award at a ceremony in Hurghada, Egypt but neither Salah, who had won the award in both the past two years, nor Mahrez were present.
Mane, 27, helped the Reds to the 2018-19 Champions League title, scoring 30 goals in all competitions last season. He has scored 15 goals so far this season, with Liverpool 13 points clear at the top of the Premier League table.
Fans took to Facebook to share their thoughts on the Senegal international’s historic triumph.