Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler has lavished praised on Sadio Mane, branding him ‘consistently brilliant’.
The Senegalese winger was on target for the Reds during the 4-1 second leg victory over Porto in the Champions League quarter-final, taking his tally to 22 for the season.
Mane was his typical lively self in Portugal and once again opened the scoring for the Reds, something he’s made a habit of in recent months.
His brilliant form will give Liverpool fans increased hope of landing either the Premier League or the Champions League this season – perhaps even both.
In the eyes of former Anfield striker Fowler, Mane should be in the conversation for Player of the Year.
Speaking on BT Sport, he said as quoted by The Daily Mail: “He was good last year but everything went under the radar with Mohamed Salah. I can’t believe no one’s mentioned him in the same breath as Sterling and Van Dijk for Player of the Year. He’s been consistently brilliant.”
Fellow pundit Michael Owen concurred, adding: “People were saying Liverpool were wobbling and he was the one who came to the fore, especially against Bayern Munich.”
Salah’s crazy 2017/18 effectively ensured most of his teammates got overlooked last year, but Mane was good as Fowler says.
Following Salah’s expected drop off, Mane has come in for a lot of plaudits and is surely no longer under appreciated or overlooked.
The winger has gone up a level this term and arguably does deserve a Player of the Year nomination at least. Perhaps him actually scooping the prize may be a little out of his reach though given the incredible impact his teammate van Dijk has had at the back.