Sadio Mane is Liverpool’s best attacking player on current form, leapfrogging Mohamed Salah in the process.
The 27-year-old scored a superb opener in Saturday’s 2-1 win away to Southampton and also assisted Roberto Firmino for the Reds’ second of the afternoon.
Writing for the Daily Mail, former Liverpool man Jamie Redknapp says Mane is the “main man” at Anfield now, rather than Salah:
Sadio Mane is making a great case to be considered Liverpool’s main man above Mohamed Salah.
The 27-year-old is producing magic on the pitch and would walk into any team.
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What Salah has achieved in a Liverpool shirt is extraordinary, and of all Liverpool’s attacking players, he is the one who can be most devastating on his day.
In terms of all-round impact, however, Mane is comfortably the Reds’ key man at the moment, and in 2019 in general.
While his goalscoring and assist-making ability are world class, he is also offering so much in terms of work-rate and intelligence.
Salah hasn’t quite looked as polished as his teammate in the opening few weeks of the season, with his use of the ball a little sloppy and his finishing not as ruthless as we have grown accustomed to.
There are few wide players in world football better than Mane currently – it’s unlikely that Jurgen Klopp would swap him for anyone.