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Mane named Premier League Player of the Month

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has picked up the Premier League Player of the Month award for August after an impressive goal scoring start to this campaign.

Mane has built on his fine debut season at Anfield, scoring in all of Liverpool’s opening three fixtures.

The Senegalese international scored his first of the season in his side’s opening day 3-3 draw at Watford, equalising for the Reds during the first half.

He then added his second, rescuing his side in the 73rd minute against Crystal Palace, scoring the only goal in the 1-0 home win.

The 25-year-old also got his name on the scoresheet in a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Arsenal. All three of Liverpool’s forwards, Salah, Firmino and Mane managed to score but it was Mane who was chosen as the man of the match.

The pacey forward picked up the award ahead of fellow nominees, Phil Jones, Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Manchester United), Alvaro Morata (Chelsea), Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield), and Reds team-mate Mohamed Salah.

This is the first time Mane has picked up this award since joining the Premier League, arriving at Southampton from Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg in September 2014.

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