Jamie Carragher hails his favourite Liverpool FC star after 5-2 derby win

Jamie Carragher raves about Sadio Mane after Liverpool FC's 5-2 victory over Everton in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Jamie Carragher
Ex-Liverpool FC defender Jamie Carragher (Photo: Sky Sports)

Jamie Carragher hailed his favourite Liverpool FC player Sadio Mane after the African forward’s emphatic performance in Wednesday night’s 5-2 victory over Everton.

The Senegal international was the only member of Jurgen Klopp’s attack that wasn’t rested for the Merseyside derby.

Mane found Divock Origi with a brilliant pass to break the deadlock in the sixth minute before Xherdan Shaqiri doubled the home side’s lead on a rare Premier League start thanks to another assist from Liverpool FC’s No10.

Everton hit back when Michael Keane netted from a set-piece but Origi restored Liverpool FC’s two-goal cushion when he collected Dejan Lovren’s pass and looped a finish over Jordan Pickford.

Mane completed a sensational first-half performance with his ninth Premier League goal of the season after Trent Alexander-Arnold picked out the prolific Liverpool FC goal-scorer.

He could have scored two goals in the second half but spurned good opportunities before Georginio Wijnaldum wrapped up three points with a goal in added time at the end of the second half.

Former Reds defender Carragher revealed that Mane is his favourite Liverpool FC player in Jurgen Klopp’s squad after his goal and two assists in the Merseyside derby.

Carragher wrote on Twitter: “Mane you’re a machine! 2 weeks off in the summer!!! My favourite player by a mile. #LIVEVE”

Carragher went on to add that Mane would get into any starting XI in the world on current form.

The Sky Sports pundit posted: “Mane plays left wing in a world 11 #LIVEVE.”

Liverpool FC are eight points clear of Leicester City after a return of 15 victories and one stalemate in the Premier League so far this term.

The Reds will take on Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on Saturday in their next Premier League fixture before a trip to RB Salzburg in the Champions League next Tuesday.

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