Matt Le Tissier: This Liverpool signing will produce on the big stage

Matt Le Tissier talks up Liverpool forward Sadio Mane ahead of Monday's clash with Manchester United

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Matt Le Tissier has backed Sadio Mane to seize his chance to shine when Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield on Monday night.

The Senegal international was one of Liverpool’s seven signings after the African winger moved to the Merseyside outfit in a £30m deal from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer transfer window.

The 18-time English champions are currently in fourth place in the Premier League table and three points behind leaders Manchester City thanks to Mane’s return of three goals and one assist.

Former Southampton midfielder Le Tissier believes the 24-year-old forward can prove the difference for Liverpool against United at Anfield on Monday night.

“He’s definitely a match-winner on his day and seems to be in one of those streaks of form where he’s playing as good as anybody,” Le Tissier told Sky Sports.

“It is another good test for him though in terms of standing up in big matches for a big club, not that Southampton aren’t that!

“He’s stood up to the test well so far and certainly didn’t do too bad in the first game of the season against Arsenal, so I think he’s able to produce on the big stage.”

Liverpool have already beaten top-four rivals Arsenal, Chelsea and reigning champions Leicester City in the 2016-17 Premier League campaign.

The Reds have won their last four Premier League games, while United have only collected four points from a possible 12.

MORE: The latest Liverpool news and views

MORE: The latest Liverpool player tweets

Jose Mourinho’s side allowed a 1-0 lead to slip as the Red Devils drew 1-1 with Stoke City in their most-recent Premier League game.


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

The Sport Review
Shanghai Masters 2017: Rampant Roger Federer downs Rafael Nadal for 94th career title
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Joey Barton predicts where Chelsea will finish this season
The Sport Review
Arsenal make final decision about Mesut Ozil’s future – report
The Sport Review
Length of Chelsea star Victor Moses’ injury lay-off confirmed – report