Danny Mills picks out Liverpool star responsible for Sadio Mane’s massive improvement in form
Former Manchester City star Danny Mills believes Luis Diaz’s arrival at Liverpool has changed alot in the liverpool squad and especially affecting Sadio Mane’s astonishing performance of late.
Sadio Mane had an underwhelming 2020-21 campaign, scoring 16 goals and providing nine assists from 48 appearances across all competitions and suggested the reds might not keep him after his current contract expires.
Sadio Mane has been clinical for the reds as he has found the back of the net 20 times in 44 matches, while also claiming three assists.
Danny Mills has insisted that his rise in form has been triggered by Diaz’s arrival at the club. he said;
“I think Mane’s performances are down to Luis Diaz coming in and upping the competition levels.
“All of a sudden, there’s somebody else in there. If you’re not going to do it, if you’re not going to perform then look at this, they’ve got a guy that will.”
“This is what happens. When good players come in, they raise the standards, they raise the levels of competition.
“When they do that, what you then get is everybody else’s standards go up.”
“Suddenly now you’ve got Jota who can play in the 10 role, Salah on one side, Luis Diaz on the other and Mane down the middle.
“Before it was about how you fit these players in. You now stick Mane as your centre-forward, simple as that.”
It is worth noting that Mane has primarily operated as a left winger during his time at Liverpool.
“However, the former Southampton star recently regained his form after Jurgen Klopp moved him into the number 9 role.
“Mane has scored six goals and provided two assists in his last ten Premier League appearances. He also grabbed a brace against Manchestmaer City in the FA Cup semi-finals this month.”