Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has accused Sadio Mane of ‘trying to do too much‘ in the Reds’ 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.
The former defender believes the forward is looking to impress Jurgen Klopp after a relatively disappointing run of form.
Mane has just seven goals to his name in the Premier League this season, a far cry from the numbers he’s posted in pervious terms – such as 22 in 36 games in 2018/19.
On commentary duty for Sky Sports (as quoted by HITC), Carragher suggested the Senegal international should try to keep things simple if he wants to return to form.
“We have seen a lot from Mane of late. Maybe trying to do too much, running at people, desperate to make an impression because he has gone so long without a goal,” he said.
Liverpool are up against Real Madrid in the Champions League this week forthcoming, with the Reds tasked with overturning a 3-1 deficit picked up in the Spanish capital.
The six-times European champions will have to up their game in a big way if they are to continue their march to Istanbul this summer – but it’s not the first time we’ve been in this position and overcome it!