Some rivals will scoff at this headline, but we think it’s entirely fair on current form – disregarding Lionel Messi – who’s been on another planet to everyone else for a decade.
Sadio Mane won the Golden Boot last season without taking set-pieces, and despite having literally no pre-season, has started this term how he left the last.
He was a firecracker during his cameo v Norwich on Friday and scored a brace v Chelsea in Liverpool’s Super Cup victory last night.
Mane’s performance included a brilliant overhead kick attempt, tackles, interceptions, one-twos and a genuinely special goal.
Every time he gets the ball, it looks like something is going to happen. We wouldn’t bet against Mane bettering his goal tally of 26 from 2018/19, you know.