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Sadio Mané Nominated For Prestigious Award Following Stellar Liverpool Start

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He was tabbed for the African Footballer of the Year award.

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It's been a dream start to the season for attacker Sadio Mané following his £30 million summer move from Southampton. In 10 Premier League games, he's notched six goals and two assists.

His partnership with the likes of Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Adam Lallana going forward has helped Liverpool score a league-high 30 goals so far this year. That mark surpasses the amount of goals the high flying Reds had through 11 matches in the memorable 2013-14 season.

On Saturday, Mané received an important bit of recognition for his strong play. He was nominated for the African Football of the Year award, according to the Echo, which cements the impact he's had on Liverpool to this point.

With the African Cup of Nations set to take him out of action in January, however, Jürgen Klopp will be tasked with replacing his pace and direct play in order to continue the team's attacking dominance. Whether that means a new signing or creative management remains to be seen, but either way it'll be difficult to find similar contributions from other players.