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Tony Cascarino blown away by Liverpool star who ‘scares the life out of defenders’

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Tony Cascarino blown away by Liverpool star who ‘scares the life out of defenders’

The speedster has once again been superb for Liverpool during their title-winning campaign.

Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane is capable of scaring the life out of defenders, according to pundit Tony Cascarino. 

The former Chelsea player made the comments after picking the Senegalese star in his Team of the Year piece for The Times.

Mane scored 17 goals and registered seven assists during 2019/20, helping Liverpool to their first Premier League crown.

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Cascarino has been impressed with the £100,000-a-week star, including him alongside four other Reds performers.

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson and Jordan Henderson also got the nod.

It was Mane who drew the highest praise from Cascarino, however. He told The Times: “He can scare the life out of defenders in a split second but has become more than just an unpredictable player.

 

“I strongly considered Raheem Sterling for this position but while he has outscored Mane 19 to 17, he assisted only once to Mane’s seven.”

Mane signed for Liverpool in 2016 costing the club £34 million from Southampton (BBC).

He has been a revelation since arriving at Anfield, becoming integral to the club’s success of the last two years.

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In 170 appearances for the Reds, he has scored 81 goals and registered 34 assists, largely playing as part of a front three.

At 28, the 61-cap international is now in his prime and whether Liverpool can retain their title next season will largely depend on his form.

Alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Mane has excelled and he is a firm favourite among Liverpool supporters.

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