It was not Pedro Neto’s liveliest outing last night, as Wolverhampton Wanderers fell to a 1-0 defeat to Premier League champions Liverpool.
The 21-year-old was making his 33rd appearance of the season so far and 29th star.
Perhaps the reliance on him is perhaps catching up with him a little, or it could just be that Trent Alexander-Arnold actually did a very good job on him.
He by no means had a poor game, but he couldn’t quite inspire this time around as he has been doing most games this season.
He can absolutely be forgiven for a slightly quiet than usual night though for what he’s done this term.
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There was one player who did stand out at Molineux last night, and his example is absolutely what Neto should trying to follow.
Sadio Mane has not had the best of seasons by his high standards, but he was outstanding last night for Liverpool.
Mane the man to watch and learn from for Neto
The Senegalese superstar was bang in the mood last night and was a constant threat for the visitors.
He finished the game with an assist to his name, and was unlucky not to get on the scoresheet himself.
Supposedly this was Mane perhaps needing a break for Liverpool, but the 28-year-old’s movement and quick changes of direction were frightening at times.
Funnily enough, Neto is actually only three Premier League goal contributions behind Mane at the moment, but on his day the ex-Southampton ace is unplayable, and the Wolves starlet could definitely improve by replicating aspects of his game.