Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has an unlikely supporter in the form of ex-Premier League striker Louis Saha.
The Frenchman lavished praise on the Senegal international on Stadium Astro for his recent form for the Reds.
Mane was on the scoresheet again this weekend, notching the team’s second goal of the 3-0 win over Burnley.
His Premier League tally for the calendar year now stands at 16 – only Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero has more (18).
Mane is arguably playing the best football of his career at the moment and Saha – formely of Liverpool’s bitter rivals Everton and Manchester United – appears to be a big fan.
He said: “Mane is the most consistent one (of the Liverpool attacking trio), dangerous. In some games we’ve seen Salah be off and not very inspired, Mane has been very consistent, underrated in a way.”
The Frenchman then went on to express his shock at Mane’s low placing in the 2018 Ballon d’Or shortlist (joint-22nd with Edinson Cavani and Marcelo), and branded him more consistent than his Egyptian teammate.
‘I’m not going to call it a disgrace, but he’s been the most consistent player in Liverpool, more than Salah’, he added.
Mane has become an absolutely massive player for Liverpool.
He was obviously overshadowed in Salah’s first season, but the former Roma star’s ‘dip’ is helping to place Mane on a pedestal now in the eyes of many.
Saha is right, Mane’s consistency has been pretty much unwavering.
The electric 27-year-old is a constant threat for the Reds and his form is going to be crucial going forwards