Former Liverpool star backs Real Madrid star to win the Ballon d’Or

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Former Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has backed Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr to win the Ballon d’Or in the near future.

Mane made this claim after helping Senegal beat Brazil in a friendly game.

Mane scored two goals in their 4-2 win, but was very impressed with Real Madrid’s Vinicius.

“For me, Vinicius Jr is a top-3 player in the world right now,” Sadio Mane told TNT Sports, via ESPN.

“I think he will keep this level and of course win the Ballon d’Or in the future.”

Mane made this statement while wearing the Brazil jersey.