Neil Mellor: Mane Uncertainty ‘Isn’t Helping Him or Liverpool’

Former Liverpool striker Neil Mellor thinks the Sadio Mane situation needs to resolved quickly as Bayern Munich look to pry him away from Anfield.

“There’s a lot of uncertainty,” Mellor told “They’ll want it to get sorted as soon as possible. 

“When Mane arrived from Southampton, he was a top player. He’s become a world-class player at Liverpool. In the six seasons he’s been at Liverpool, he’s delivered.


“He’s been a consistent performer, he’s been available. I think he’s got 20 goals in four of those six seasons, so he’s been incredible. 

“The fans appreciate him, the manager appreciates him, and the only surprise is that he’s wanting to leave if that is the case.

“It needs to be sorted out as soon as possible because the uncertainty isn’t helping him or Liverpool.”

Meanwhile, reported Liverpool target Darwin Nunez has ‘got the lot’ according to Mellor, and players like him would see Liverpool as an ‘appealing option’.

Mellor said: “What a player! I watched him in the Champions League for Benfica and I was thinking, ‘Wow!’

“He’s only young – what is he, 22? He’s an international already with Uruguay. I watched him, and I was thinking he’s an absolute handful. 

“He’s got the lot in terms of the movement, the finishing, and the pace as well.”

Manchester United and Atletico Madrid have also been mentioned as potential suitors, but Liverpool appear to be the frontrunners in the race to sign the young forward. 

“He is an exciting young talent, and there’s no doubt about it – he is going to be in big demand this summer,” Mellor added. 

“So whoever is his most likely option – I think there is a big player and a big future there for him. I was impressed with what I saw. 

“If Liverpool are in for him, then Liverpool are an appealing option for any top young player at the moment, and he would certainly be one of those.”

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