Steven Gerrard reacts to Sadio Mane’s display for Liverpool v Tottenham

Steven Gerrard singles out Sadio Mane for special praise after Liverpool's 2-0 win over Tottenham

Steven Gerrard heaped praise on Sadio Mane after the forward helped to inspire Liverpool to a 2-0 victory over Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday night.

The Reds headed into their clash with Spurs looking to pick up their first Premier League win of 2017 after a miserable start to the new year.

Mane scored twice in two first-half minutes to claim the three points for Jurgen Klopp’s men as Spurs failed to click into gear on Merseyside.

And former Liverpool captain Gerrard was thrilled by what he saw from the summer signing as he was named the man of the match after an impressive performance.

Speaking to BT Sport after Saturday’s victory, Gerrard said: “He’s a terrific player, full of pace and unpredictability.

“And if he’s in this kind of form maybe Liverpool will go on and win their final 13 games.

“You can’t catch him because he’s so quick with the ball.”

The win lifted Liverpool back above Manchester United and into the top four to leave them 10 points behind Chelsea ahead of the Blues’ trip to Burnley on Sunday.

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Liverpool’s next game is a trip to face Leicester City in two weeks’ time.

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