Former Liverpool forwrd and club legend Ian Rush believes Sadio Mane deserves to be crowned as PFA player of the year.
The Senegal international has managed to found back of the net 21 times this campaign, which is two behind his team-mate Mohamed Salah.
The Merseyside Reds skipper Jordan Henderson, however, appears to be the front-runner to contest the title with the Citizens, Kevin De Bruyne when it is announced on Friday.
Rush, Merseyside Reds all-time record goalscorer, believes Mane should also be in the conversation.
“It’s been very difficult. I am biased as I like strikers and I think Mane has been fantastic,” he told the PA news agency.
“Jordan Henderson has been incredible and Virgil Van Dijk is Van Dijk but I think Mane has been fantastic this season.
“People say Salah hasn’t been as good as he has been and we all know that but he’s still our top goalscorer.
“It just shows how good he was when he scored those 43 goals (in his maiden campaign at the club three years ago).
“People are judging him on that and that was an incredible season and you are not going to get that again.
“He is still doing a great job but Mane seems to have upped his game this season.”