Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been waxing lyrical about his Senegalese attacker, Sadio Mane.
The 26-year-old joined Liverpool in a £34 million deal from Southampton back in the summer of 2016 and has netted 50 goals and provided 21 assists in his 134 Premier League appearances for the Anfield outfit.
Klopp has been hailing Mane’s ability and even suggested that he is such a fine all-round footballer that he could eventually be used in a deeper midfield role.
“He is an outstanding player, I never had any other opinion,” Klopp told Premier League Productions.
“Since he came in he helped the team so much, he improved so much. He is an outstanding offensive player.
“If you ask me if he is a striker, yes, from time to time; is he a midfielder, yes, from time to time; he can probably play a slightly deeper position as well – we don’t have to play him there because we have other players there but he could play it as well.
“He is physically strong, technically strong, he is unbelievably quick, he is quick in mind as well, and he is a good shooter with both feet. That makes a good player and he is a fantastic person.
“He needed more confidence when he came in, the start was really good but I think he was a bit surprised by himself. Everything was good until the first time his shape dropped a little bit and then he struggled a bit with that, because he needed to get used to that he is a world-class player.
“Now, he knows that much better. That helps us. He is a really good player.”