The tactical move by the Liverpool manager paid dividends with the Senegalese scoring twice in the opening 20 minutes in a 5-0 victory at Anfield.
Wright was impressed with Mane and how by staying high it brought a new dimension to the way Liverpool attack.
"When you look at the way Mane played in that game, it's a totally different way to Firmino," the former Arsenal striker said.
"The way he linked up the play was a different way for Liverpool to attack a team.
"Firmino does come a lot deeper but Mane stayed in areas where he could bring the team on to him and it really worked for Liverpool the other day."