- 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.
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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