Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp feels that Senegalese winger Sadio Mane has the potential to become a world-class footballer. Mane has begun the Premier League brilliantly, scoring three goals in two matches so far.
Klopp said, “Now he’s much more secure that this is his level. The players surprise themselves sometimes. ‘Wow, really? That’s how good I am?’ We all need to show our best and get used to it. It’s quality. We have to make sure we can show that every week. Who scores the goals is not too important, but it was very important for us and very nice for him that he could do it in the last game.”
Klopp added, “Sadio is a very consistent player for us. His work-rate is great. We have a very strange 4-5-1 formation with Sadio as a midfielder, Bobby [Roberto Firmino] being a midfielder more or less and Mo [Salah] being a striker, even though he plays in a little different position. We talk about the defensive work-rate they put in, that’s really important.”
Liverpool play their next Premier League game against Brighton and Hove Albion tomorrow.