How Crucial Has Sadio Mane Been For Liverpool Upto GW5

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Sadio Mane has been quite the player since his arrival to Liverpool. Currently, the club seems to be at the start of another transition period. This comes after multiple first-team players have just a year left on their current contract. Sadio Mane currently has two years left on his current contract. While many teams would look to sell players either past their prime or their prime physical years. Liverpool has been known to make sure to not lose their valued assets easily.

This season the player has been one of the better players within the Liverpool squad. Currently, Sadio Mane is 29 years old. While he is not getting younger by age, the player’s work rate has been increasing. With the club already preferring a more clinical front line with Mane, Jota and Salah.

Liverpool seems to approach a style where even one chanced missed is not good. Currently, Liverpool is unbeaten in the league and tied with Chelsea for most of the stats. Each team is trying to get an advantage on the other either in goals scored and the number of shots saved by the goalkeeper. Liverpool has won 4 out of the last 5 games while drawing the 5th one. Sadio Mane in the process has already scored 3 goals in the League for Liverpool. He has scored this season during his total appearances of 10 goals for the nation and team.

How good was Sadio Mane Last Season For Liverpool?

Last season while mostly starting as a left-winger. Sadio Mane scored 11 goals and assisted 7 in the league for Liverpool. He averaged 1.7 key passes during the game and completing 2.3 successful dribbles. A testimony to his work rate has been that he also averaged 1.4 tackles last season. It must be said that he was the second-best player for the team only behind Trent Alexander-Arnold last season.

Sadio Mane until GameWeek 5

In the first 5 games of the Premier League, Sadio Mane has scored 3 goals for Liverpool. While on the defensive aspect the player had averaged 1.2 tackles and 0.6 interceptions per 90. In the creative aspect, the player has had a pass accuracy of 71% while providing 1.4 key passes per 90. He also completed 1.2 dribbles per 90 while winning 38% of his ground duels. According to his average position heat map, he has been cutting inside and be the most active in the penalty box.

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