Andy Robertson Made Sure Sadio Mane Got Match Ball After Porto Hat-Trick

Andy Robertson Made Sure Sadio Mane Got Match Ball After Porto Hat-Trick

Andy Robertson hunted down a ball boy to make sure Sadio Mane got the match ball after his hat-trick against Porto.

The Liverpool full-back was outstanding again as his side beat the Portuguese giants 5-0 in the first leg of their last-16 tie.

But he was overshadowed by the quality play of Mane, who produced a brilliant hat-trick to add to goals from Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.

Embed from Getty Images

Mane will rightly take a lot of the plaudits, but he almost missed out on the match ball after the ball boys quickly scurried away with it.

However, Robertson was on hand to grab the match ball and hand it to Mane.

Speaking to, Robertson said: “I had to go running after the ball boy for his ball at the end – he was nearly upset! Luckily, I managed to get it. They were three class finishes from him.

“Mo and Bobby have stolen the headlines in the last couple of weeks. But Sadio is on my side [of the pitch] and he is a workhouse, he works so hard. He took the limelight and got his three goals.”

Good on Robertson for stepping up in his teammate’s time of need.

The Scottish left-back has made that position in the Liverpool team his own and performances like last night will make it very different for Alberto Moreno to get back into the side.


Staff Editor

More in Football

Why Liverpool Really Need to Start Winning.. Starting With Burnley

Jonny BoyleJanuary 21, 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo: One More Goal Towards His Legend

Jonny BoyleJanuary 13, 2021

The Growing Diversity of Online Football-Related Games

Jonny BoyleDecember 18, 2020

Best Ever Premier League Transfers

Jonny BoyleDecember 14, 2020

6 Best Youth Football Academies with Historical Roots That Have Managed to Pass the Test of Time

Jonny BoyleNovember 26, 2020

Jamie Young’s Journey To The Top

Jonny BoyleNovember 18, 2020

Why AC Milan Visit is a Significant Point in Celtic’s Season

Jonny BoyleOctober 22, 2020

Why Scotland Has a Chance of Best Representation in Europe For Years

Jonny BoyleSeptember 24, 2020

Are Chelsea Now Title Contenders With New Signings?

Jonny BoyleSeptember 10, 2020