Sadio Mane Rates Firmino Higher Than Salah and Himself

Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino during the English Premier League
Sadio Mane credits former teammate Roberto Firmino Higher than Salah and Himself/Photo: Premier League

Liverpool‘ forward Sadio Mane has sang praises of his fellow teammate, Roberto Firmino ahead of himself and Mohamed Salah.

The Senegalese star, in the latest interview with ESPN Brasil spoke about his Brazilian colleague, and his contribution towards the success of the team.

The 29-year-old forward, who joined Jurgen Klopp’s squad in 2015 has been a pivotal part of the attacking trio. However, it is always Mane and Salah who shine in the spotlight.

Moreover with scoring goals and providing assists like his fellow partners, Firmino’s potential often goes unpraised. Thus Mane has come to the Brazilian’ rescue and lauded him for the same.

Mohammad Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane in action

“I always said that he deserves more credit than Salah and I, for sure. But, of course, the focus ends up being on who scores goals. But if it weren’t for him, we wouldn’t score as many goals as we scored.”Mane in an interview with Joao Castelo-Branco of ESPN Brasil

Still having said that, Mane and Salah have been ruling ahead of Firmino for having scored more goals this 2020-21 season.

Salah managed to score 17 goals, provide 3 assists in 25 games. He as well as scored 24 goals and provided 4 assists in 36 games in all competitions. Sadio Mane on the other hand has netted 11 goals, provided 5 assists in 33 appearances for Liverpool in all competitions.

As far as Firmino’ stats are concerned, he falls behind the two for only having 6 goals and 7 assists in 36 appearances this season.

Firmino’ to be held on the sideline after Jota’ return?

Various reports indicate the return of Diogo Jota back in the squad. This news howsoever questions Bobby Firmino’s position on the pitch due to his current, struggling form.

Jota, who was out since December due to a knee injury was back and participated in the team’s training last week. The boss too, after the 0-2 win over Sheffield United gave an update regarding him and a whole lot.

The Reds are yet 19 points below leaders Manchester City, and sit sixth in the table wrestling to finish top four in the league. They next host Chelsea during matchday 29 at Anfield, on Friday.

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