Liverpool man Sadio Mane is targeting more goals after he reached a century of Premier League goals penultimate weekend. The Senegalese international became only the third African to reach 100 goals in the Premier League after Didier Drogba and Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah. Mane reached a century of goals when he opened the floodgate of goals in the big win over newcomers Watford.

Mane, 29, scored the opening goal in the 5-0 away win over the Hornets for his century of goals as he emulated Didier Drogba and Mohamed Salah. Ivorian football icon Didier Drogba was the first African player to reach the landmark during his time at Chelsea almost a decade ago.

Apart from Mane, Egyptian attacker Salah and Roberto Firmino were also on target against Watford. Brazilian national team player Firmino scored a treble during the game as Liverpool maintained their impressive start to the new Premier League campaign.

In a chat with the official Liverpool website, Mane said that all he wanted to do when he came to the Premier League is to score goals and win trophies especially. He went on to say that he’s happy with his feat of scoring a century of Premier League goals as he targeted more goals and trophies moving forward.

Mane became a Premier League player when he joined South Coast club, Southampton from Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg in 2014. He scored 21 goals as a Southampton player on the Premier League scene including the record fastest hattrick till date. The ex-Metz FC of France player scored the fastest hattrick against Aston Villa in 2015. He scored a treble in 176 seconds as Southampton thrashed Villa 6-1 at home.

The next step for Mane is to get to the 104 Premier League tally from Drogba. Salah is the leading African goalscorer with 107 goals.


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