Against the Canaries, the Senegalese fired blanks, thus unable to match the 24-year-old English topflight feat
Sheringham remains the only player to score on the opening weekend in four consecutive campaigns – achieving that for Nottingham Forest and Tottenham Hotspur from 1992-93 through to 1995-96.
Going into this clash, Mane was a doubt having missed the club’s pre-season training programme following his involvement at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
Article continues below
— Premier League (@premierleague) August 9, 2019
However, he got some minutes of action after replacing Divock Origi in the 74th minute but was unable to match the Englishman’s feat.
73′ – Our first substitution of the game, as Origi is replaced by Mane. Welcome back, Sadio! 🙌
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) August 9, 2019
In his previous campaigns in the English top-flight with Liverpool, he scored against Arsenal, Watford and West Ham United.
Mane would be gunning for a starter’s shirt when Jurgen Klopp’s men visit Aston Villa in their next clash.
He shared last season’s Premier League Golden Boot award with his African counterparts and Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring 22 times.