The 27-year-old has scored two goals in four league games, as well as a brace in the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea.
It might have been more if it weren’t for Mo Salah, too…
There was a time when Liverpool fans wouldn’t have wanted the ball at the feet of anyone but the Egyptian.
Yet such has been Mane’s eye for goal that it caused quite the uproar, including from the forward himself, when Salah didn’t pass to him against Burnley.
The Senegal international has scored 21 goals for the Reds this calendar year and unsurprisingly, that’s been reflected by his market value rocketing.
Now, that’s not to say that FSG have any desire to cash in on the former Southampton forward, who finished last season as the Premier League’s joint top scorer alongside Salah and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However, it’s only right that he is now worth more than double his potential transfer fee at the start of the year.
According to Transfermarkt, Mane’s value has gone up a massive 60% to £108million.
That’s more than any other player in the Premier League. Only Joao Felix, who joined Atletico Madrid in a huge €126m deal in the summer, has seen his value increase quicker.
After Mane, the next highest increase relates to Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva, who is now estimated to be worth £90m.
The midfielder also deserves recognition as awareness of his importance to City’s title-winning campaign grew as the season went on.
Inevitably, Trent Alexander-Arnold features prominently on the list too at £72m.
The top 10 looks like this – remember, this is players in order of how their value has *increased*. A mini stock market if you will.
1. Joao Felix (£70million)
2. Sadio Mane (£108million)
3. Bernardo Silva (£90million)
4. Trent Alexander-Arnold (£72million)
5. Vinicius Junior (£70million)
6. Callum Hudson-Odoi (£35million)
7. Everton (£40million)
8. Jadon Sancho (£100million)
9. Heung-min Son (£80million)
10. Rodri (£80million)
It’s little surprise to see two Liverpool players feature in light of their Champions League success.
Mane has reportedly attracted interest from Real Madrid in the past couple of seasons.
If Zinedine Zidane does decide to move for him at any stage, at least Liverpool can rest assured he won’t be sold cheaply.