Sadio Mane finished joint top-scorer for Liverpool in the Premier League last season and he will be hoping to make that crown his own this term.

Peter Crouch has claimed that Sadio Mane is now worth ‘triple’ the amount Liverpool paid for him as he lauded the improvements he had made to his game.

Over the weekend, Mane netted his 50th Premier League goal for Liverpool and also won a penalty for his team in stoppage-time as they maintained their 100% to the campaign.

Mane shared the Premier League’s Golden Boot last term and he will be hoping to walk away with the crown this time around as he has netted five league goals from his eight matches this term [transfermarkt].

Speaking to BT Sport, former Reds striker Crouch thinks that Mane is currently the best out of Liverpool’s front three of Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino.

“I think he has improved so much,” Crouch told BT Sport. “It seems to me that this is what Jurgen Klopp does. He gets players to improve.

“People were talking about Mane that it was a lot of money they spent on him from Southampton. He is worth triple that now. He’s a top-class player.

“I have had arguments with a lot of Scousers as to who is the best out of that front three and, at the moment, it’s him.”

In 2015, Liverpool paid Southampton £34 million [BBC Sport] for Mane’s services and it is fair to say that he has delivered the goods for his team.

Following that Champions League triumph in June, Mane will be hoping to add the Premier League trophy to his name this season.

Jurgen Klopp’s side have won their opening eight matches and after the international break, it is a simple case of a tasty fixture against their rivals Manchester United.

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