Liverpool forward Mane named UCL Player of the Week

Champions League By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 13/04/2018

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has been named UEFA Champions League Player of the Week after winning an online voting.

The 26-year-old Senegal international was at his best as the Reds earned a 2-1 victory over Premier League rival Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Tuesday to confirm Jurgen Klopp men passage to the semi-finals of the competition.

Former Southampton and RB Salzburg star performance in that against the Cityzens has helped him see off As Roma striker Edin Dzeko, Juventus ace Mario Mandzukic and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben to win an online vote as last week's star man in the tournament.

Liverpool host Roma in the first leg at Anfield on the 25th of April while the second leg will be held at the Olimpico Stadium on the 2nd of May.

Reds last played Giallorossi in 2001/02 season in the Champions League the Meresyed outfit after 0-0 in Rome and a 2-0 victory in Anfield.