BBC pundit Garth Crooks has claimed Liverpool are being carried by Sadio Mane.
The Senegalese forward has been in fine form this season, scoring nine goals in 14 games. He proved vital as Liverpool beat Spurs this weekend.
Garth Crooks has been talking up the importance of Mane to Jurgen Klopp’s team.
Speaking to BBC Sport, Crooks said. “Two seasons ago it was Mo Salah who was carrying Liverpool. Last season it was Virgil Van Dijk who had a massive influence on the success of the team.
“This season it’s Sadio Mane who is carrying Liverpool on his shoulders. His speed, power and strength have been a feature of Liverpool’s play this season and without the Senegal international, life at the top would be considerably less comfortable.”
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Mane has undoubtedly been one of Liverpool’s shining stars this season. However, to say he is carrying Liverpool is a massive exaggeration.
The BBC pundit appears to be stuck in the past. After all, the days of the Reds being carried by one man are over.
Klopp has created an entire squad tasked with ensuring Liverpool are successful.
The ex-Tottenham player has attempted to downplay Liverpool’s impressive start by accrediting everything to just one player.
Liverpool sit top of the table because we are strong all over the pitch and are relying on a world-class team of players to carry us to the title, not one man alone.