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Liverpool legend Fowler: Mane should be among Player of Year contenders

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler hailed Sadio Mane after his goalscoring performance for their Champions League win at Porto.

Fowler believes Mane's influence on the team is potentially greater than Mohamed Salah's, and that he has been a standout performer all season.

Fowler told BT Sport: "He was good last year but everything went under the radar with Mohamed Salah. I can't believe no one's mentioned him in the same breath as Sterling and Van Dijk for Player of the Year. He's been consistently brilliant.

"He's been absolutely brilliant this year. Every time Liverpool look dangerous it's because of this man.

"When you watch it with the naked eye he looks miles offside, but you see with the VAR and he's clearly on."

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