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Watch: Sadio Mane Had Hilarious Post-Match Interview Moment After Villa Goal

Watch: Sadio Mane Had Hilarious Post-Match Interview Moment After Villa Goal

It was nervy at times, but Liverpool kept their title hopes alive with their 2-1 victory over Aston Villa this evening.

The game started off in the worst possible manner for Jurgen Klopp's side, conceding a goal in the third minute. However, they would get back on level terms through Joel Matip a few minutes later.

Both teams had chances to take the lead from this point, although Liverpool would grab what proved to be the winner just after the hour mark. It was a brilliantly taken header from Sadio Mane, directing Luis Diaz's cross into the bottom corner.

It was certainly an excellent finish from the Senegalese forward, who has been in remarkable form in recent months. Having been short of his best at times in the first half of the season, he has been given a new leases of life after his country's triumph at AFCON at the turn of the year.

He will surely play a key role as Liverpool continue to chase a quadruple over the rest of the month, having hit his stride at the ideal time in the campaign.

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Mane was certainly in a jovial mood after the game. Speaking to Sky Sports alongside Jordan Henderson, he was quick to credit his teammates for helping him embark on his current goalscoring run.

It was a good cross from Diaz. I was in the box, so in this moment you just think to put it in the net. Even without power, it is usually a goal.

That's what I tried to do...

I know [Diaz] well, he is a good player. All the front four or five, and Hendo as well, we know each other well and train together every day.

When he got the ball I knew he was going to cross, so I was just trying to be ready for it.

In saying that, he did take a moment to admire his night's work.

When a replay of his goal was playing over interviewer Patrick Davidson's shoulder, he couldn't help but take a cheeky glance.

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Davidson: You're just watching your goal back over my shoulder, aren't you?

Mane: Yeah, very good goal by the way!

Mane will be hoping for a few more goals before the end of the season, starting with this weekend's FA Cup final against Chelsea.

After that, Liverpool will just have small matters of the Premier League and Champions League to contend with...

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Gary Connaughton

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