Senegal’s Sadio Mane sends over 100 Liverpool jerseys to Malawi

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The orphans in the African country are set to benefit from the Senegalese's change in squad number through charity

Liverpool star Sadio Mane has donated over 100 jerseys to orphans in Malawi.

Before the start of the season, the 26-year-old was given Philippe Coutinho no. jersey 10 after the Brazilian moved to Barcelona earlier this year.

However, prior to the announcement, the Merseyside club have sold the 2018-19 replica shirt with the attacker’s no.19 but then offered supporters who purchased the old jersey number a like-for-like exchange for 'Mane 10'.

The returned shirts have been assembled for Malawians and Mary Woodworth, founder of Friends of Mulanje Orphans in Malawi disclosed that the Senegalese's gesture will go a long way 'as a dream come true' for the children who struggle to get a shirt.

"It's like a dream for the children in the villages, getting a t-shirt that they never thought they would get.- It’s just magical basically," Woodworth told ESPN.

"Sadio Mane is from Africa, his name is just everywhere. To see the t-shirt of Sadio Mane will just be overwhelming.

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"It will make a big difference, especially in the villages. Because they don't have the means of getting any money or to be able to buy one t-shirt. It's a dream come true [for them]."

Back in April, the former Southampton player joined Liverpool Foundation and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine to launch Malawi HIV awareness project. He also sent 300 jerseys to his hometown Bambali before the Reds’ Uefa Champions League final against Real Madrid in May.

Mane has been in impressive form for Jurgen Klopp’s side so far this campaign with four goals in 11 outings across all competitions.