Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher believes Sadio Mane and Raheem Sterling are the two best left-sided wingers in the world, liverpoolfc.com reports.
Carragher raved about Mane and said that the Liverpool winger is his favourite current player. Mane has been in top form this season, scoring eight times in 11 games. He picked up from last season when he was the joint-winner of the golden boot.
Mane is an integral part of Jurgen Klopp’s plans. The Senegalese star operates on the left of a dynamic front three (alongside Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah).
Carragher on Mane
Carragher thinks Mane is very important. He told Liverpool’s official website: “Even after the first couple of games, I said Mane, probably along with Raheem Sterling, was possibly the best left winger in the world.
“I absolutely love him, he’s my favourite player at the club.”
Carragher followed this up by comparing Mane to Liverpool legend John Barnes. Both players had a maverick talent and operated on the flank, providing goals, assists and excitement for the crowd.
Ex-Liverpool hero Carragher added: “I always talk about the teams I played in never possibly had, say, a John Barnes, that world-class wide player. I think that’s what’s making the difference why they are so good and look in a great position to hopefully go on and win the first Premier League.
“If you start comparing people like Sadio Mane to John Barnes then that shows how well he’s doing.”
Mane is enjoying the best form of his life and he has become a new player at Anfield. With his pace, direct approach and eye for goal, Mane makes Liverpool a constant threat in matches.
He has the ability to create something out of nothing and unlock the opposition defence. The 27-year-old is now in his prime and he just seems to continue improving.