Despite putting a temporary setback to Tottenham’s title bid this season with a draw, Liverpool would have hoped to at have least cemented a Europa League qualification spot assurance right before the international break. Currently, on the 9th spot on the log, though with 2 games at hand, Liverpool would have easily secured the last spot for the European appearance had they won their game against Southampton a fortnight ago. Despite taking a 2 – 0 lead earlier on against the Saints, Liverpool suffered a 3 – 2 loss, and it all happened because of their decision to heed a computer program’s advice some seasons ago.
Senegal international, Sadio Mane singlehandedly condemned Liverpool to their 9th EPL defeat of the season via his brace; scored within 6 minutes to the end of the game. He could have featured for the Reds if only they took the risk of signing him while he was still at Red Bull Salzburg. It has been revealed that a certain computer program had assessed Mane’s statistics and deemed him a sheer waste of money – not to be signed by such big club, but they missed out on the trick, and would now have surely boasted a better attack with the Senegalese in their ranks.
He was the reason why they drew at home during the first leg, as he got a last-minute equalizer. And if they fail to win the Europa league, and eventually miss out of making a European appearance next term, Mane could as well be the reason. Manchester United have shown interest in the services of the skillful forward, and his numbers in the EPL say a lot about his quality. The Liverpool transfer committee will, however, hope to get a player able to match the quality of the 23-year-old come Summer. But they would forever remember that his exploit in the Premier League this term could have been to their credit.