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Sadio Mane names the greatest finisher he's played with, Liverpool fans will be shocked

Rory O'Callaghan

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Sadio Mane names the greatest finisher he's played with, Liverpool fans will be shocked

Former Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has surprisingly snubbed Mohamed Salah when naming the best finisher he's played alongside during his professional career.

Mane and Salah were part of a deadly attacking trio at Liverpool that also included Roberto Firmino.

Together, they won every major trophy available to them in English football, including both the Premier League and Champions League.

Mane finally parted ways with Liverpool in the summer to join German giants Bayern Munich, with the Senegal international keen for a new challenge after six successful seasons at Anfield.

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Salah, meanwhile, committed his future to Liverpool by signing a new three-year deal worth around £350,000 per week.

It remains the biggest contract ever awarded by Liverpool, who were desperate to keep hold of the Egyptian.

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Mane names Origi as the best finisher he's played with

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Salah has scored 174 goals in 287 games for the Reds and is currently seventh on the all-time top scorers list for the Merseyside club.

But despite that remarkable scoring record, Mane claims Salah is not the greatest finisher he's played with – instead picking another of his former Liverpool teammates.

When taking part in a 1teamsports video on TikTok, Mane surprisingly named former Liverpool striker Divock Origi as the best finisher he'd played alongside, while also naming Reds captain Jordan Henderson as the best leader.

His choice of Origi could surprise Liverpool supporters, with the Belgian striker managing only 41 goals in 175 appearances for the club – despite having the knack of scoring important goals in big games.

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However, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has seemingly backed up Mane's claim after previously praising Origi's superb finishing skills.

Speaking last year, Klopp said: "He [Origi] is a legend on and off the pitch. Fantastic footballer, a world class striker and is our best finisher.

"Everyone would say the same. You see this in training.

"It is a really hard decision to make to leave him out. Everyone loves Divock here."

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Origi left Liverpool in the summer window to join AC Milan on a free transfer.

But he has struggled since moving to Italian football, managing only two goals in 21 appearances for the Serie A club.

Salah, meanwhile, has scored 18 goals in 33 games in all competitions this term, and will be hoping to add to that tally when Liverpool face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Liverpool, Sadio Mane, Football, Premier League, Divock Origi

Rory O'Callaghan
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