Blind – the father of former Manchester United defender, Daley Blind, beams his spotlight on Mane as Liverpool get ready for their UEFA Champions League Group E away clash with Salzburg on Tuesday.
Mane who has already scored 13 goals in all competitions so far this term for the Jurgen Klopp’s men, will be a star performer that Blind is looking forward to watching in the match that Liverpool need just a draw to advance to the knockout phase.
“Sadio Mane is the new Ronaldo in world football. As an attacking player he is absolutely fantastic. I can go through all his qualities – and he is superb in every aspect,” Blind stated in an interview with The Mirror.
“He can score with his left foot, right foot and with sensational headers. He can give brilliant assists, he is an incredible athlete, and I could go on even more.
“Mane is the super modern player. If you look at his skills, that is one great thing, but he is able to combine that with astonishing sprints right throughout the game.
“That requires so much power. You have to be incredibly strong both physically and mentally. Sadio has it all.
“I don’t compare Mane to [Lionel] Messi. I think Sadio is much more like Cristiano Ronaldo in his very best years.”
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