Sadio Mane has praised Dominic Solanke after the Liverpool striker impressed on his full Premier League debut.
Solanke made his first-ever start in the competition against Stoke in midweek, assisting Mane’s opener in a 3-0 victory.
The forward was quietly impressive on only his second start in all competitions after joining in the summer from Chelsea. The grass is slowly turning green.
Mane, who scored the first goal from Solanke’s clever pass, then turned provider for Mohamed Salah’s first goal, has praised his teammate.
“I think Dom did really well,” Mane told the Liverpool Echo. “He played a great pass through to me for the first goal.
“He’s still very young but I’ve seen him improve during his first few months at the club.
“It was great for him to get an opportunity and I am happy for him. I tried to help Dom as much as I could. I know he’s going to get better and better.”
Mane was also effusive in his praise of Salah, who scored his 16th and 17th goals of the season against Stoke.
“I am so happy for him. He is scoring so many goals,” he added.
“It’s good that we have so many players who can contribute.
“It’s easy to play alongside someone as good as Mo. I just knew where he would be for his first goal.”