"He's as tough as old boots" - Pundit praises Liverpool's Sadio Mane

Pundit Garth Crooks has waxed lyrical about Sadio Mane's toughness.

The Reds signed the winger from Southampton for a transfer fee of £37.08 million back in the summer of 2016.

Since then, Mane has scored 120 goals and registered 48 assists in 268 appearances for the club's first-team.

The Senegal international has been able to stay fit for the majority of his time at Liverpool, which is why he has had such a successful career at Anfield thus far.

With that being the case, Crooks has praised Mane's durability.

As quoted by Anfield Watch's Twitter account, he told the BBC the following: “He rarely misses a game, he's as tough as old boots and he doesn't make a song and dance about anything - that's Sadio Mane.

"Mane has been sensational for Liverpool and without doubt the most committed striker in the country."

Anfield Watch Verdict

Mane would have to be one of our favourite players. As we/Crooks have pointed out, the winger has been exceptional for Liverpool over the years.

Mane is out of contract at the conclusion of next season. We would like to see the Senegal international and the club agree new terms.

Mane is only 30 years of age, so he is far from finished at the top level. He has also averaged a WhoScored player rating of 7.22 across the 2021-22 campaign.

Mane has been linked with a move to Bayern Munich. But, hopefully he remains at Anfield.

On another note, we are confident that Mane could have a big say in the Champions League final on Saturday night. The Reds will face Real Madrid in Paris.

Mane has found the back of the net seven times in his past 10 appearances for Liverpool. Therefore, we would not be surprised if he won the Reds the European Cup.

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