Liverpool forward Sadio Mane continued his fine form with another goal against RB Salzburg in the Champions League.
The Senegal international opened the scoring after nine minutes at Anfield, taking his tally to seven for the season in all competitions.
The 27-year-old is arguably playing some of his very best football right now, with 2019 having been an excellent year in terms of his goalscoring.
But it isn’t just Mane’s goals that are catching the eye – it’s his creativity and intelligence, and also his willingness to press as Jurgen Klopp loves.
Mane seems to be getting lauded after every game these days, but there was particular high praise for the star from a perhaps unlikely source.
Former Premier League midfielder Cesc Fabregas, now of AS Monaco, wrote on Twitter: “Mané for me is top 3 players in the world and has been for a while. Top top level.”
Then in another Tweet, he admitted to a fan that he would love to play behind him.
Presumably, the only two players ahead of him in his eyes are his friend Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
It’s a big compliment from Fabregas, who obviously knows quality when he sees it.
Mane really has developed into an elite player during his time at Anfield, and scarily he his only just approaching his prime years.
There’s a good chance he can still improve further, and for Liverpool supporters that is a tantalising prospect.