Sadio Mane has revealed Jamie Carragher to be the single greatest provider of half-time team talks in football history.
Mane scored a hat-trick as Liverpool made Daniel Storey a very excited boy with a 5-0 thrashing of Porto in the Champions League last-16.
The Senegalese has struggled somewhat this season in the shadows of Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, but seized the day/evening in Portugal on Wednesday.
But according to Mane himself, Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher was the man behind his heroics.
Mane scored just one of his three goals in the first half as Liverpool headed into half-time with a 2-0 lead. And then Carragher stepped in.
“He (Carragher) is my good friend,” he told Viasport presenter Jan-Aage Fjortoft, with the Sky Sports pundit to his side.
“At half-time he told me to score more goals, and we tried as a team.
“Luckily I got three goals today and I’m happy.”