Arsène Wenger says Liverpool players Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are “monstrous” at what they are doing at the moment. The attacking pair show incredible strength.
Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané are shining for Liverpool at the moment as the Reds continue a historic season. With the EFL Cup already in the bag, the team still have three trophies to play for in May.
No one has ever gone so far in pursuit of a four-timer in England. It looked like the chase would end last night, however, as a fiery Villarreal side made things difficult for Liverpool. The Spaniards forced a 2-0 half-time lead which nullified the Reds’ first-leg lead.
Fortunately, Liverpool turned things around in the second half as Jurgen Klopp turned things around. Fabinho reclaimed the aggregate lead after powering home through an assist from Salah before Luis Diaz secured a second one a minute later. Mané then capped a 12-minute spell for 3-2 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate.
After the match, Arsène Wenger singled out Salah and Mané for special praise. He thinks the two Liverpool players are doing something “monstrous” at the moment.
“Look at Salah and Mané, who played in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations”, he told beIN Sports. “What they have done since they came back is monstrous.
“We would have complained in Europe about playing too many games – never a word. Tonight Mané was kicked all over the place, not a word.
Liverpool players continue to shine
It’s really amazing that they play at such a high level. In fact, we think Mane is playing at an even higher level than he was before AFCON – that shouldn’t be possible.
But perhaps none of this should shock anyone. Both show ridiculous work ethic and physical fitness which allows them to play so much football at an elite level. And Liverpool need it.
The Reds have no chance of success this season without their long-serving stars. It’s Salah and Mané who can provide the moments that deliver the biggest trophies, after all, as we saw last night.
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