Jamie Carragher believes Liverpool would have won the league in 2009 if they’d had a player like Sadio Mane at the time.

Carragher was part of the team that finished second in the 2008/09 season under Rafa Benitez.

And during a discussion on Sky Sports, the former Liverpool defender compared Mane to Mohamed Salah.

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“They’ve got the same amount of goals. I’m a massive fan of Mane,” said Carragher.

“People talk about Jurgen Klopp and the signing of Salah, unbelievable… Van Dijk.

“Mane’s the one that got Liverpool back. He was Klopp’s first big signing £30m. He was the first signing that got Liverpool back into the top four, the next season was Champions League final, this one is challenging for the title so he’s the one that’s been there from the very start.

“If Liverpool or City win the league, a lot of it will be down to the wide players. When we challenged Manchester United in 2009 we didn’t have that wide player. Go through history at the teams who have won a title and the wide players stand out massively.

“I’d go as far as to say if we had Sadio Mane in that team in 2009 we would have possibly won the league, that was the only thing that was really lacking.”

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