Liverpool moved back top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 win over Fulham on Sunday.
Jurgen Klopp’s men reclaimed top spot from Manchester City – in FA Cup action over the weekend – thanks to Sadio Mane’s first half effort and James Milner’s late penalty.
Senegal international Mane is in red-hot form for the Reds right now, with 11 goals in his last 11 games in all competitions.
At a point in the season where Mohamed Salah is struggling to find the net, Mane has stepped up to the plate – most notably with his brace in the Champions League win over Bayern Munich.
His effort at Craven Cottage was rather more routine than his exquisite first in Germany, but proved no less important.
And it ensured that Mane has now scored the most goals in a Premier League season by a Senegalese player in the history of the competition.
Mane’s effort has also drawn him level with Harry Kane, Piere-Emerick Aubameyang and his teammate Salah in the race for the golden boot.
The quartet are all tied in second place, behind only Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero.
Salah could have moved onto 18 had he taken the penalty which Milner struck home to give Liverpoolvictory.
On that subject, Jurgen Klopp said post-game: “Mo scored penalties as well, but when Milly is on the pitch I think it makes sense that he takes it,” said the Reds boss.
“Doubts? Not really, but even Milly is a human being, and he can fail. But he’s very good.”