Charlie Nicholas thinks Sadio Mane is now Liverpool’s main man in attack, according to his column on Sky Sports.
Mane scored a sublime brace against Bayern Munich on Wednesday to help send Liverpool through to the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
And Nicholas, though critical of Liverpool’s overall performance, believes the Senegal player can continue to fire the Reds to glory in what remains of this season.
“A fantastic result in Munich could come at a cost,” Nicholas wrote. “Yes, you’re in the draw and you deserve to be there, but it wasn’t a good performance.
“Bayern were terrible, Liverpool were just a shade better. Sadio Mane is the man, not Mohamed Salah or Roberto Firmino.
“Virgil van Dijk and Mane are the two getting them through this situation and I’m not convinced with their midfield either but I think Fulham are gone also [with Huddersfield].
“I’m expecting Salah to get back on the scoresheet this weekend. I think it will be a fairly comfortable statement [by Liverpool] and it will be a statement of intent to say to Man City ‘we’re not going away’.”