By Harry Sykes

Jamie Carragher has insisted that Sadio Mane has been the outstanding player for Liverpool this season.

The Senegal international scored a superb opener in the Merseysiders’ 3-1 derby win over Everton at Anfield on Saturday.

Philippe Coutinho’s equally impressive second and an emphatic Divock Origi strike, cancelled out Matthew Pennington’s goal to secure the three points for the home side.

Commenting on Liverpool’s impressively constructed first goal against Everton, Anfield icon Carragher paid tribute to the wide forward.

“The man putting the ball in the net, Mane, what a revelation, one of the signings of the season,” Carragher told Sky Sports 1’s live coverage of the derby.

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“Thirteen goals from a wide position, there’s been a few [best], but he’s been Liverpool’s best player this season.”

Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton last summer for a fee rising to £35million in a deal that made him the equal-record club signing.

In 30 matches in all competitions, the 24-year-old has scored 13 goals and supplied eight assists, with all of those goals coming in 28 Premier League fixtures.

In other Liverpool news, the club have terminated the contract of a forward.

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