BBC pundit says Sadio Mane reminds him of Luis Suarez

Liverpool's Alberto Moreno in action with Barcelona's Luis Suarez

Sadio Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton in the summer transfer window.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane in actionLiverpool's Sadio Mane in action

Former West Ham United and Manchester City winger Trevor Sinclair has told BBC Sport that Sadio Mane reminds him of Luis Suarez.

Liverpool signed Mane from Premier League rivals Southampton in the summer transfer window.

According to BBC Sport, the Reds had to pay the Saints a transfer fee of £34 million in order to secure the services of the forward.

Former West Ham and City winger Sinclair has stated that the Senegal international reminds him of Suarez.

Luis Suarez Barcelona celebratingLuis Suarez of Barcelona celebrating

The BBC pundit has also predicted Liverpool to finish third in the Premier League this season.

“Sadio Mane is an excellent signing who can just ghost past defenders and he reminds me a little bit of Luis Suarez,” Sinclair told BBC Sport.

“Liverpool look like they mean business - they blew away some top teams under Klopp last season and he has had a bit more time with the players now to help them find some consistency.”

Barcelona's Luis Suarez during trainingBarcelona's Luis Suarez during training

Suarez, now on the books of Spanish giants Barcelona, is one of the greatest players in Liverpool history.

The Uruguay international forward was on the books of the Reds from January 2011 until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Mane scored 11 goals and created 41 chances in 37 Premier League matches for Southampton during the 2015-16 campaign.

Liverpool will kick off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a game against Arsenal away from home at the Emirates Stadium in North London on Sunday evening.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their first goalLiverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates

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