Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Sporting ExcitementSporting Excitement

Premier League

Liverpool star Sadio Mane is the new Cristiano Ronaldo but doesnt compare to Lionel Messi, says Ajax legend Blind

LIVERPOOL boast the new “Cristiano Ronaldo” in superstar forward Sadio Mane, according to Holland legend Danny Blind.

The Senegal ace, who came fourth in the Ballon d’Or awards, has maintained his terrific form this season scoring nine and assisting four in 14 league appearances.

Sadio Mane is the new Cristiano Ronaldo according to Danny Blind

It comes off the back of his 22 league goals he grabbed last season – one more than Ronaldo’s tally for Juventus.

Blind believes the Reds have a real gem in their squad and his attributes make him the “super modern player.”

But he refused to liken him to Barcelona ace Lionel Messi after the Argentine scored a record 35th La Liga hat-trick at the weekend.

He told the Mirror: “Sadio Mane is the new Ronaldo in world football. As an attacking player he is absolutely fantastic. I can go through all his qualities and he is superb in every aspect.

“He can score with his left foot, right foot and with sensational headers. He can give brilliant assists, he is an incredible athlete, and I could go on even more.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

“Mane is the super modern player. If you look at his skills, that is one great thing, but he is able to combine that with astonishing sprints right throughout the game.

“That requires so much power. You have to be incredibly strong both physically and mentally. Sadio has it all.

“I don’t compare Mane to [Lionel] Messi. I think Sadio is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo in his very best years.”

Mane was left on the bench at the weekend with Jurgen Klopp keen to keep him fit for the trip to Red Bull Salzburg in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Liverpool need just a draw in Austria to ensure their qualification into the round of 16 as they look to defend their European crown.

Mane scored more league goals than Ronaldo last season
Danny Blind has talked up Liverpool ace Sadio Mane

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Advertisement
Advertisement

Latest

Tennis

NOVAK DJOKOVIC cruised into a fourth round showdown with the new tiger Tim of Wimbledon. The defending champion saw off Miomir Kecmanovic 6-0 6-3...

Premier League

CHELSEA are closing in on the £45million transfer of Manchester City ace Raheem Sterling, according to reports. It is understood the two clubs remain...

Boxing

ANTHONY JOSHUA looked frighteningly fast as he gave some insight into training for next month’s rematch against Oleksandr Usyk. The British behemoth, 32, is...

Tennis

BUNGLING blazers have delivered a Centre Court snub to homegrown heroes Katie Boulter and Liam Broady. All England chiefs have blown the chance for...

Premier League

TYRELL MALACIA has agreed personal terms ahead of his proposed move to Manchester United, according to reports. The left-back, 22, had been on the...

Boxing

CLARESSA SHIELDS believes she is not the only boxing champion champion capable of crossing over to MMA. Shields has double Olympic gold medals, two...

Advertisement
Advertisement

Facebook