Leeds United star compared to African duo

Leeds United star compared to African duo
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp gives instructions to Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah (left)

by Staff Reporter

Thursday Feb 11, 2021. 12:08

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has compared Leeds United star Raphinha to Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane.

Raphinha has impressed in his first season at Elland Road. The Brazilian winger has eight goal contributions in 14 starts for Leeds this season, since joining the club from Rennes for a reported fee of £17million in October.

The 24-year-old’s form has not gone unnoticed and he has recently been linked with a move to Anfield where he could end up playing alongside both Salah and Mane.

Carragher told Monday Night Football: “Some of his touches and his play when he comes inside, we’ve highlighted his movement as well.

“You see that shot there, that’s so typical of a wide man, that penetrating run that we talk about with Salah, Mane and Sterling, all the great wide players. They make that run and he does. He has great quality on the ball.

“You look at his numbers there, he looks like a real player, certainly of late.”

Raphinha will come up against another African winger on Sunday with Leeds set to face Nicolas Pepe’s Arsenal at Emirates Stadium.

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