Steve Nicol: ‘Sadio Mane lucky with the way Liverpool play’

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Former Liverpool midfielder Steve Nicol declares that Sadio Mane is “lucky” to have his role in Jurgen Klopp’s side and thinks that John Barnes was much better than him.

Former Liverpool midfielder Steve Nicol has actually declared that Sadio Mane is “lucky” to play in a system like Jurgen Klopp‘s and thinks that the Senegal winger can not yet be thought about as great as club legend John Barnes

Mane has actually been perhaps the standout entertainer in Liverpool’s record- breaking 2019-20 campaign up until now, straight adding to 30 goals throughout all competitions and assisting to take the Reds to the verge of a first top-flight title in 30 years.

Nicol thinks that the 28- year-old take advantage of not having as numerous protective responsibilities as other wingers, and firmly insists that he still has some way to go to go beyond Barnes as perhaps Liverpool’s biggest ever left-winger.

“I think Sadio Mane is lucky the way Liverpool play. His job is pretty much to stay on one half of the field. Yes, he does come back and help out defensively every now and again, but generally he’s told to stay in the attacking half of the field and go at defenders,” Nicol informed ESPN.

” Now Barnesy, with the ball at his feet dribbling, at his best, was much better thanMane For Barnesy he had to do a lot more work in a game since one of his obligations was to protect, to get back behind the ball and be in a protective position.

“As great as Sadio Mane is, John Barnes is one of the best players I have ever played with – and I’ve played with a lot of good players at Liverpool. Barnesy was absolutely fantastic, unplayable sometimes – actually, most of the time until he unfortunately tore his Achilles and that curtailed him a little. Before that, absolute lights out.”

Mane is the front-runner to win the PFA Player of the Year award this season.

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