Liverpool's league-winning Africans

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The likes of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have joined an exclusive list of African players who won the English top-flight title with Liverpool, following in the footsteps of two players who were born in South Africa.

Senegalese forward Mane and Egyptian star Salah were two of the four African players who helped inspire the Reds to Premier League glory this season, alongside Guinea midfielder Naby Keita and German-born Cameroon defender Joel Matip.

Scroll through the gallery above to see Liverpool's six top-flight-winning Africans

The quartet follow in the footsteps of Berry Nieuwenhuys, who was part of the side that lifted the then-First Division title in 1946/47. The Kroonstad-born* winger spent 14 years in total at Anfield, scoring 79 goals in 257 appearances across all competitions. 

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It would take nearly forty years after Nieuwenhuys' success for Liverpool to boast another league winner from the continent. That drought was broken in the 1981/82 season when South-African born goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, who represented Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, won the first of his six league titles with the club. 

*Conflicting sources claim Nieuwenhuys was born in Boksburg.

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