Mane admits Kepa was unlucky

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Chelsea were beaten by Liverpool 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening.

Sadio Mane was the scorer of the two goals, and the Senegal international took advantage of Chelsea’s lapse in defence to inflict the team with a defeat.

For his second goal, Mane closed down Kepa Arrizabalaga, and robbed the Chelsea goalkeeper of the ball, to score a very easy goal.

Speaking after the game, Mane admitted that he knew Kepa was short of options to pass the ball to, as he closed him speedily. Mane observed that the Chelsea players were not properly positioned to receive the ball from their goalkeeper, which prompted him to quickly close down the Chelsea goalkeeper.

Mane however felt sorry for the Chelsea goalkeeper, as he insists he was unlucky.

The Liverpool striker said: “It was a tough game, especially the first half. The red card made it easier and in the second half we created many chances. When [Christensen] fouled me I knew it would be a red card.

“[For the second goal] I knew that [Kepa] he might not have many passing options, so I got in front for him. Luckily for me he made a mistake, it was unlucky for him.”

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