Liverpool’s James Milner has described Sadio Mane’s opening target against Bayern Munich on Wednesday as ‘ridiculous’.

Mane was discovered by a raking pass by defender Virgil van Dijk, which the Senegal forward killed immediately ahead of swivelling previous goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and providing the Reds the lead. Post-match, Milner had absolutely nothing but praise for his forwards and singled out Mane for his prolific kind.

Manuel Neuer,Sadio Mane

Liverpool’s ​official website quote ​Milner’s interview with ​BT Sport: “We defended quite effectively, didn’t give them as well considerably, and the front 3 have been outstanding once more.

“Sadio [Mane] is on fire. The 1st target was ridiculous truly, how he has completed it off – the calmness and the finish. He is on fire at the moment and hopefully that continues for the rest of the season.”

Mane went on to score ​Liverpool’s third target in the ​3-1 away victory with a diving header from a ​Mohamed Salah cross – his third Champions League target of the season.

Milner is rather ideal to say that his teammate is on fire, as the brace against ​Munich was Mane’s second double in as a lot of games.

With eight objectives in eight games, Mane is now a single target away from reaching 20 for the season, which would equal his tally for the entire of final season.

Milner, Mane and co. will take immense self-confidence from their progression to the Champions League quarter final stage and into ​their return to Premier League action this weekend, as they travel to West London to face ​Fulham on Sunday.