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Jamie Carragher says Sadio Mane could be BETTER than John Barnes if he finishes at Liverpool

‘When he’s done he’s going to push John Barnes’: Jamie Carragher says Sadio Mane could be BETTER than the Anfield legend who famously played in the same left-wing position as the Senegalese star

  • Sadio Mane put in another sparkling performance for Liverpool vs Chelsea
  • The Senegalese score both goals, as Merseyside won 2-0 at Stamford Bridge
  • Jamie Carragher described the “superstar” forward as one of the best in the world
  • The former player also said Mane could eclipse Liverpool legend John Barnes

According to Jamie Carragher, by the time the Senegalese leaves the club, Sadio Mane could be considered a better player for Liverpool than John Barnes.

The 28-year-old produced another sparkling performance for the Merseyside club on Sunday with both goals in a 2-0 win over Chelsea.

The left-wing forward has been one of the star players in a period of success for Liverpool in recent times, scoring 83 goals and assisting 34 times since signing in 2016.

Sadio Mane was once again the star of the show for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Chelsea

Sadio Mane was once again the star of the show for Liverpool in a 2-0 win over Chelsea

Jamie Carragher said the two-goal 'superstar' is one of the best left-wing players in the world

Jamie Carragher said the two-goal 'superstar' is one of the best left-wing players in the world

Jamie Carragher said the two-goal ‘superstar’ is one of the best left-wing players in the world

MANE VS STEEL FOR LIVERPOOL

Moons:

Appearances: 173, Goals: 83, Assists: 34

Major Honors: Champions League, Premier League, Super Cup, Club World Cup

Barnes:

Appearances: 402, Goals: 106, Assists: 70

Major Honors: 2 First Divisions, 2 FA Cups, League Cup

He won the Champions League and Premier League at the time and former player Carragher described the Senegalese international as a ‘superstar’ for the club.

“I think Mane is one of the best left attacking players in world football. I love him, ”Carragher told Sky Sports.

He is Jurgen Klopp’s first major acquisition and that brought Liverpool to the Champions League in Klopp’s first season. He’s been a constant and he’s an absolute superstar. ‘

The 42-year-old went so far as to put Mane’s performance for the club in the shadow of club legend John Barnes, widely regarded as one of the greatest players in Liverpool’s illustrious history.

‘We loved John Barnes and he has always been in Liverpool’s best XI ever, wide left. I think when Mane is done, he will really push John Barnes for that position, ‘Carragher added.

Barnes, like Mane, was an able left-wing player who won two first division titles, two FA Cups and a League Cup during a 10-year period for the club between 1987 and 1997.

Mane has a long way to go if he is to surpass Barnes’s a whopping 402 appearances for the club, but he will certainly challenge his return to goal if he can continue his current form.

Carragher said Mane could challenge John Barnes as the club's greatest leftist

Carragher said Mane could challenge John Barnes as the club's greatest leftist

Carragher said Mane could challenge John Barnes as the club’s greatest leftist

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