Stephen Warnock was left drooling over attacker Sadio Mane after his impressive performance for Liverpool on Tuesday night.
The 27-year-old helped his team win 2-0 away to Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League group stages and the victory wrapped up qualification to the knockout rounds.
Jurgen Klopp’s side had to avoid defeat in the final group match to progress, something they did courtesy of two quick-fire goals the second half from Naby Keita and Mohamed Salah.
The Merseyside giants have managed to back up their domestic dominance this season by progression in Europe too.
Mane was restored to the starting XI by manager Klopp and he previously had a successful spell at Salzburg, scoring 45 goals in 87 matches for them earlier in his career.
The left-winger was full of energy on Tuesday night and caused problems with his pace, as well as providing the assist with a cross for Keita.
Former Liverpool defender Warnock picked out the Senegal international for his latest display and he continues to go from strength to strength this campaign.
“I though Mane was superb. He looked fresh tonight, looked hungry, wanted to come back here show to the fans what a good player he is now and how much he’s improved,” Warnock told BBC Radio 5 Live Sport.
“He was excellent on the night. He took the game to Salzburg every time he got the ball. He tried to beat his man, he tried to beat the full-back, he tried to make things happen. He is just such an asset for Liverpool.”
Mane is a player that is full of confidence right now and he’s becoming impossible for opponents to stop him when he’s flying down the wing.
He’s now scored 13 goals and supplied eight assists in just 22 games across all competitions so far this season, which shows how heavily involved he is in the final third.
The Reds look like they are charging towards a Premier League title after 15 wins and a draw from their opening 16 top-flight games, while in Europe it’s going to take a mighty effort for someone to stop them.