Liverpool forward Sadio Mane was very surprised when manager Jurgen Klopp told him that he will play in the central striker role for the game against Watford.
Sadio Mane told Sky Sports that he was mightily surprised by the tactical switch from manager Jurgen Klopp.
The Senegalese international narrated how Klopp informed the Liverpool squad how they will make a tactical switch to accommodate the absence of Roberto Firmino for the game against Watford on Wednesday night.
Sadio Mane played the game as a central striker flanked by fellow forwards Divock Origi and Mohamed Salah.
It worked well for Mane and Liverpool as they secured their biggest win of the season with a 5-0 thrashing of the Hornets.
Sadio Mane also revealed that his teammates especially Georginio Wijnaldum joked that he will be taunted if he flops in the new role.
The former Southampton man starred for the hosts as he netted a brace to help Liverpool to a convincing win.
Mane scored the first two goals before the aforementioned Origi added a third goal in the 66th minute.
Dutch international centre back Virgil Van Dijk added two late goals to make it a thumping win for the Reds in their quest for the Premier League title.