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Sadio Mane’s house was burgled during Champions League match

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Sadio Mane’s house was burgled during Liverpool’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.

The Senegalese forward played the full 90 minutes of Liverpool’s goalless first leg draw against Bayern at Anfield in their last-16 clash.

In that time, thieves took advantage of Mane’s absence to break into his home in a suburban area of south Liverpool called Allerton on Tuesday night between 6pm to 11.45pm (GMT).

Nobody was present during the time of the burglary, but it’s been reported that a number of valuable items such as mobile phones, watches and car keys were taken.

An investigation into the break-in is yet to bring about any results with Merseyside Police now publicly appealing for information that may be able to shed some light into their investigation.

“We are appealing for anyone with information in relation to this burglary to please come forward and assist our inquiries,” read a statement from detective inspector Phil Mahon on the Merseyside Police website.

“While the occupants were not present at the time of the incident this will no doubt be a distressing experience for them and I would ask the offenders to do the right thing and return the stolen items to the owner in any way possible.

“We know the watches, in particular, are of significant monetary value and I would also like to appeal to anyone who might have been offered the items for sale since the burglary to contact police.”

It’s not the first time either that Mane has been burgled at Liverpool after a gang broke into his home in November 2017 while he was playing in against Maribor in the Champions League.

The 26-year-old has been in great form for the Reds this season in their push for a first Premier League title since 1990.

Currently, Mane has 12 goals to his name in 24 league matches.

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BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 08: Sadio Mane of Liverpool looks on prior to the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Liverpool FC at Vitality Stadium on December 8, 2018 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)