Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward branded diver by Pep Guardiola after Villa Park heroics

Sadio Mane: Liverpool forward branded diver by Pep Guardiola after Villa Park heroics

- Sadio Mane has been called out for diving by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola

- The Senegalese forward was a heroic figure as Reds defeated Aston Villa in an epic style

- Mane scored late goal and provided assist for Andry Robertson's 87 minute strike at Villa Park

Liverpool forward, Sadio Mane, has been branded a diver by Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola after the Senegalese forward was booked for simulation in Reds' narrow 2-1 win over Aston Villa.

Mane was a saviour for Liverpool who initially looked destined for first Premier League defeat with an heroic performance that handed the visitors a vital victory at Villa Park.

Mahmoud Hassan had changed the score-sheet for Aston Villa with a 21 minute strike, but it was Mane's assist to Andy Robertson that got Liverpool an equaliser before the Senegalese headed in Trent Arnold Alexander's corner to give Reds the last laugh.

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It was the same fate for Man City as Guardiola's men staged an epic comeback to earn a 2-1 victory at Southampton with Sergio Aguero and Kyle Walker's strikes.

The Spaniard, commenting on Mane's amazing rescue for Liverpool, dished out a subtle criticism at the Liverpool talisman, albeit on a good note, Givemesport report.

"Sometimes he (Mane) is diving, sometimes he has this talent to score incredible goals in the last minute," the Spanish manager said.

"He's a talent. Next week we go to Anfield to try to play them," the Man City boss remarked.

Liverpool continue to lead the Premier League table with 31 points, 6 points clear of the English champions.

They would face a monumental title challenge with a big fixture against Manchester City next week.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Pep Guardiola is not only arguably the best manager in Premier League, the Spaniard is also the highest paid manager with a staggering annual salary of £20 million.

The 48-year-old joined the Premier League champions after a trophy-laden three-year stint with Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich.

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