Luis Garcia enjoyed his time in the Liverpool number 10 jersey but this week he was lauding the talents of The Reds’ current number 10, Sadio Mané.
Garcia was back on Merseyside for the Liverpool legends game last weekend as they beat AC Milan legends 3-2 at Anfield.
The former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid trickster took some time out to speak with to Liverpoolfc.com about Sadio Mané’s current form, a run which has seen him score 11 goals in his last 11 games in all competitions.
“He has been brilliant the whole season, and in these last few games, he has been needed because those games were very difficult.
“The opponents were tight at the back and it was difficult to get chances.
“I think he’s been brilliant, so quick, so good with his feet, the skill that he’s got is fantastic.”
Garcia highlighted the improvements Mané has made to his game, becoming more clinical in front of goal, taking some pressure off of Mohamed Salah and Bobby Firmino.
“Sometimes in the past, he had a few chances and couldn’t score, but now he’s scoring all of them because he is focused. He knows that the team needs those goals, and I think it’s brilliant that the team can call on him.”
Mané played the full 90 minutes as Senegal beat Madagascar 2-0 in their African Cup of Nations qualifier on Saturday. Senegal face Mali this evening in a friendly and Reds fans will be hoping Mané plays 45 minutes at most in that game.
Liverpool welcome Spurs to Anfield this Sunday in what is sure to be a huge game in the Premier League title race. Chances are The Reds will need Mané, Salah and Firmino all on top of their games before facing Mauricio Pochettino’s north London team.
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