Towards the conclusion of a year in which he has been so influential a figure in Liverpool winning the Champions League, European Super Cup and Club World Cup, Sadio Mané was named the Premier League’s player of the month for November. His three goals and one assist in four appearances contributed to their commanding lead, from first place, and one of those goals came against rivals Manchester City. The Senegalese has been named player of the month three times throughout 2019, and most recently ahead of fellow nominees Dele Alli, Raúl Jiménez, Lys Mousset, Son Heung-min, Caglar Soyuncu, and Jamie Vardy.
“It’s amazing, Sadio has been outstanding for a long period of time now,” said Liverpool’s manager, Jürgen Klopp, of the former Southampton forward. “He just needs to continue that form. He’s a fantastic person off the pitch. He dedicates his life to football.” Alongside Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, he may even be forming the world’s most lethal front three.