Aleksandr Samedov of Spartak Moscow in action against Sadio Mane (Front) of Liverpool during UEFA Champions League match Group stage Group E between Liverpool and Spartak Moscow at Otkrytie Arena in Moscow, Russia 26 September 2017. EPA/YURI KOCHETKOV
Saturday Feb 03, 2018. 13:30
Former Liverpool player Jan Molby believes Senegal star Sadio Mane needs to get his aggression back to return to his peak form.
The Teranga Lions star has been unable to rekindle the great form he showed for Liverpool last term, and he is being very much overshadowed by Mohamed Salah.
Molby, who played for the Reds from 1984 to 1996, wants to see Mane get the ‘edge’ back in his game.
He wrote in the Liverpool Echo: “When Sadio Mane came to Liverpool last year he was ultra-aggressive in the way he played.
"He didn't give defenders a second's rest, he was at them all the time, taking them on.
"Then earlier in the season I felt he was trying to add a little bit to his game, adding a bit more passing and a bit more awareness.
"And right now when you look at him I think he's forgotten what made him the player he was last season.
"If he can get back to that, being aggressive, the shortest route to goal, get yourself in situations where you can take on defenders and put in crosses or have shots on goal.
"He's not having a disastrous time but he's not the player of last year."