Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp has tipped his attacker Sadio Mane for the Golden Ball. Thanks in part to a goal from the Senegalese, Liverpool won 2-0 against Villarreal in the semi-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday evening.
“If you’re not Messi or Ronaldo you should probably win the Champions League, which we haven’t done yet. So give us a few more weeks and we’ll see where we end up,” Klopp said of Mane’s possible victory in the competition for the prize for the best footballer of the year.
“He can play on the left, he can play in the center and in both positions he is world class. He started for Liverpool on the right wing. Some will remember his first goal against Arsenal when he cut in and the ball went into the distance with his left foot. corner shot. Great, I love it.”
The 30-year-old Sané has scored 20 goals in 44 matches this season. He has scored six times in his last seven games. He also showed his class against Villarreal for dominant Liverpool. “It was a great game. I was very satisfied with the first half in particular. The only problem was that we didn’t score. We didn’t give anything away and that was important because of the danger of their counterattacks,” said Klopp.
“After the break we finished it and the two goals were excellent. We wanted to make a third, but at a certain point it is wise to control the game. We did that. It is half time, nothing more. But we are standing better for it than before kick-off.”
Liverpool are still in the running for four trophies this season. The Reds, who have already won the League Cup this season, can also take the league title and win the FA Cup and the Champions League.