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Emerson Royal named Sadio Mane as toughest opponent yet

Emerson Royal has named Sadio Mane as his toughest opponent yet, telling the Premier League YouTube channel that there are not many around like the Liverpool star.

Mane has enjoyed another unbelievable season with the Reds. Of course, the campaign could still yet end with Jurgen Klopp’s side winning four trophies with two already in the bag.

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Mane – who, remarkably, cost just £30 million – has scored 15 times in the Premier League. Only four players have scored more times this season, with two of those coming from Tottenham, in the shape of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane.

Spurs are actually unbeaten in the two games they have played against Liverpool this season. They have drawn both contests, including at Anfield earlier this month.

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Emerson arguably produced one of his best performances yet for Tottenham on that occasion. It has been a tough first campaign for the Brazilian. But he shone on Merseyside.

Nevertheless, when asked to pick out his toughest opponent, it was a player from the Liverpool squad that came to mind for the right wing-back.

“Mane. He’s so fast, so quick, strong and skilful. It’s not often you get a player like that with so much strength, speed and skill,” he told the Premier League’s YouTube channel.

Emerson Royal has named Sadio Mane as his toughest opponent

It seems highly likely that plenty of Premier League players will agree with Emerson. At the very least, a large portion will probably pick out of Liverpool’s world-class attackers if asked themselves.

The Reds have such a scary amount of depth up front. It means that they could lose Mohamed Salah to injury and still have an outside chance of still winning the Premier League title.

Certainly, if they are going to produce the amazing turnaround, you would imagine that Mane is going to have a massive role to play.

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