Liverpool's James Milner has described Sadio Mane's opening goal against Bayern Munich on Wednesday as 'ridiculous'.
Mane was found by a raking pass by defender Virgil van Dijk, which the Senegal forward killed instantly before swivelling past goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and giving the Reds the lead. Post-match, Milner had nothing but praise for his forwards and singled out Mane for his prolific form.
Sadio Mane was too hot to handle for Bayern last night! — 90min (@90min_Football) March 14, 2019
Their best attacker this season? pic.twitter.com/Z1OdpP6a57
Milner is quite right to say that his teammate is on fire, as the brace against Munich was Mane's second double in as many games.
With eight goals in eight games, Mane is now one goal away from reaching 20 for the season, which would equal his tally for the whole of last season.
Milner, Mane and co. will take immense confidence from their progression to the Champions League quarter final stage and into their return to Premier League action this weekend, as they travel to West London to face Fulham on Sunday.