Sadio Mane has become just the second player to score 20 goals (from Premier League players) in 2019, following in the footsteps of Sergio Aguero.
After his Uefa Super Cup heroics against Chelsea, Mane put the Reds ahead as Liverpool took the lead against Southampton in a tight contest at St. Mary’s Stadium.
The goal means the Senegalese has scored 20 times in all competitions in 2019, to stay on level terms with Manchester City’s Aguero who has achieved the same feat.
It is an astonishing level of durability from the 27-year-old who shows no signs of slowing down.
Against Chelsea in Wednesday’s Super Cup, Mane became the first African to score a brace in the competition.
He recorded 26 goals in 2018-19, landing the Premier League Golden Boot and the Champions League crown.
Mane might be in contention to win the Ballon d’Or for the first time and he should be in the running the African Player of the Year prize.