The Liverpool ahead has been in high-quality kind this season, scoring 13 targets in all competitions as the Reds sit high of the Premier League and are on the cusp of the Champions League knockout phases.
The Senegalese star has been regularly glorious since becoming a member of Liverpool from Southampton in 2016 and Blind believes his kind can now see him positioned in the similar class as Cristiano Ronaldo.
The father of former Manchester United defender Daley, Blind says the 27-year-old has each expertise you’d search for in an attack-minded participant.
‘Sadio Mane is the new Ronaldo in world football,’ Blind advised the Mirror.
‘As an attacking participant he is completely incredible. I can undergo all his qualities – and he is excellent in each facet.
‘He can rating along with his left foot, proper foot and with sensational headers.
‘He may give sensible assists, he is an unbelievable athlete, and I may go on much more.
‘Mane is the tremendous trendy participant. If you have a look at his expertise, that is one good thing, however he is in a position to mix that with astonishing sprints proper all through the sport.
‘That requires a lot energy. You need to be extremely robust each bodily and mentally. Sadio has all of it.
‘I don’t evaluate Mane to [Lionel] Messi. I feel Sadio is way more like Cristiano Ronaldo in his absolute best years.’
Liverpool have made a cracking begin to their busy December, securing Premier League wins over Everton and Bournemouth.
They are again in Champions League motion on Tuesday night time at Red Bull Salzburg the place they should keep away from defeat to make the final 16 of the competitors.
The Reds then have six extra matches earlier than the finish of the 12 months with commitments in the Club World Cup and EFL Cup outdoors the Premier League motion.