Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The Catalan giants bid a reported €100million for the Brazilian playmaker during the summer transfer window, and there are reports they will try again to seal a deal for him in January.
But Saunders, who won the FA Cup with Liverpool as a player in 1992, claims Coutinho is eclipsed by Mane at Anfield.
“If you ask me who I want, Coutinho or Mane, I’d pick Mane, for whatever team,” he told talkSPORT 2. “If you could only have one or the other [for sure I’d take Mane].
“He’s that good and it’s a massive blow for Liverpool because he’s the pace across the top of the pitch. He’s the man who runs in behind defences and he makes Liverpool a different proposition.”