SADIO MANE paid a touching tribute to fellow Senegal worldwide Papa Bouba Diop on Tuesday.
The previous Fulham star died on Sunday following a long illness on the age of 42.
Sadio Mane paid tribute to Papa Bouba Diop throughout Tuesday night time’s Champions League conflict between Liverpool and AjaxCredit score: EPA
Ex-Fulham star Papa Bouba Diop died on Sunday on the age of 42Credit score: EPA
And Mane paid his respects to his compatriot, sporting a ‘Papa Bouba Diop’ T-shirt underneath his Liverpool jersey on Tuesday night time.
Mane helped the Reds e-book their spot within the last-16 of the Champions League at Anfield.
Curtis Jones scored the winner after Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana misjudged a Neco Williams cross.
And after the sport, Mane took off his high and displayed a crimson undershirt with Diop’s identify splashed throughout it in white letters.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was noticed shortly giving a clearly-emotional Mane a hug.
Earlier this week, Mane had taken to Instagram to share his grief at Diop’s passing.
Alongside a photograph of Diop in motion for Senegal, he wrote: “Pape Bouba, it was with a damaged coronary heart that we discovered of your passing.
“Know that you’ll stay in our hearts without end even for those who left with out saying goodbye to us. RIP.”
Jurgen Klopp comforted Sadio Mane at full-time of the win over AjaxCredit score: Reuters
Fulham star Ademola Lookman paid tribute to Diop throughout Monday’s win over Leicester by unveiling a Senegal jersey after scoring the sport’s opener
Earlier within the week, Fulham star Ademola Lookman additionally paid tribute to Diop.
The winger scored the opener in his facet’s shock 2-1 win away to Leicester earlier than unveiling a Senegal jersey.
Man mountain Diop, who stood at an imposing 6ft 5in, was a cult hero with each the Cottagers and Portsmouth – incomes the nickname ‘The Wardrobe’ due to his measurement.
Diop was an important a part of Harry Redknapp’s Portsmouth facet that famously received the FA Cup in 2008.
He additionally performed in England for West Ham – the place he helped the membership to promotion by way of the play-offs in 2012 – and Birmingham.
The 63-cap worldwide was additionally a part of the Senegal facet that shocked world champions France within the opening sport of the 2002 World Cup.
Diop was so gifted Manchester United legend Paul Scholes named him in his top three toughest-ever opponents.