Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has praised the outstanding ability of Sadio Mane and revealed that he could even play a new, deeper role for the team.
The Senegalese attacker has enjoyed a strong start to the 2018/19 season, leading the sides scoring charts with six Premier League goals in 11 appearances and even out-scoring Mohamed Salah.
Mane lines up predominantly on the left wing for Liverpool, but Klopp believes he has all the qualities required to lead the line or even play a deeper midfield role if required.
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 dont 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.
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