Quickly earning a reputation as one of the most likable players in the Premier League, Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has continued his generosity this week.
Earlier in the week, children at the Friends of Mulanje Orphans Daycare Centre in Malawi were surprised with 100 Liverpool shirts with Mane’s name on the back.
Orphans in Malawi are set to receive over a hundred Sadio Mané Liverpool shirts 😍 pic.twitter.com/u4gLFEzmSA
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) October 12, 2018
Mane’s shirt donation
With Philippe Coutinho’s departure to Barcelona in January, Mane was awarded Liverpool’s #10 jersey for the new season.
In an incredible gesture, the 26-year-old rounded up some of 2017/2018 kits and helped them be shipped to Malawi.
Janet Neville, the trustee of KitAid, was quick to thank Liverpool for their help in creating the project.
“This was a fantastic suggestion by Liverpool FC, to ensure that the No.19 shirts are put to great use,”
“This donation has brought so much joy to these children who, as you can imagine, are all massive fans of the African footballer.”
As you can see, the children in Malawi couldn’t have been happier with Mane’s heartwarming donation.
“It’s more than just a shirt”
The reaction of orphans in Malawi after receiving their Sadio Mane kits is priceless ❤️
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) October 22, 2018
Mane’s injury update
After breaking his thumb while away on international duty with Senegal, Mane was not available for Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Red Star, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp announced he is still in the dark over a potential return date for Mane.
“I really don’t know yet. We have to see,” the manager said on Friday.
“Three days ago, Sadio came home, it was diagnosed. At the moment I have no clue what he can do with the brace on.
“We will see what he wants to do. It’s all about the player. If he thinks he can play then I need to make a decision about how it looks.”