Jurgen Klopp enjoyed his team’s destruction of Huddersfield Town on Friday night, and Sadio Mane is in the boss’ good books after a solid performance.
Even though Daniel Sturridge was the central forward, the Senegalese star leapt like a salmon from a river to claim both his first and second goal of the evening.
Mane has scored a few goals for us like that now. At 5'7 it's so impressive how often he wins headers.
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) April 26, 2019
Only the manager went for a different metaphor than me and has compared our striker to basketball legend Michael Jordan.
“He always had the ability to do that but it looked like his mindset was more a creator, more a door-opener than somebody who runs through the door as well, but of course he has it all in himself,” he’s quoted as saying by Goal.
“We saw this year he can play easily as a number nine as well. You see how he is in the air. I’m not sure somebody has jumped that high since Air Jordan.
“The third one, it looks like he stands in the air really and then hit the post. It’s cool. We are where we are because the boys are as good as they are. That’s really cool.”
Mane’s solid performances in front of goal will have the boss purring. Given Bobby Firmino’s current injury, it may be possible that we’ll soon see Divock Origi play on the left-wing again with Sadio down the middle.