New Liverpool signing trying to emulate Brazilian legend

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane says he always used to look up to Brazilian forward Ronaldinho

Sadio Mane has revealed that he is trying to adopt Ronaldinho’s light-hearted approach to football following his arrival at Liverpool in the summer transfer window.

The striker has been in good form since completing his summer transfer to the Anfield outfit from Southampton.

The 24-year-old Senegal international has scored three goals and made one assist in six Premier League games so far this season.

Mane appears to have slotted seamlessly into Jurgen Klopp’s side and will be hoping to hold down a regular spot in the first team in the coming months.

And the forward has revealed how he used to look up to Brazilian legend Ronaldinho when he was making his first strides as a player.

Speaking in an interview with Liverpool’s website, Mane said: “Some people say I don’t smile enough. I think that’s wrong. I’m usually smiling and having a laugh in training because I enjoy football.

“Ronaldinho always did that and I’ve always tried to copy him. I think footballers have plenty of reasons to smile. We have a great job that everybody would like to have.”

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Mane will be hoping to feature for Liverpool when the Reds return to Premier League action after the international break with a crunch clash against Manchester United at Anfield on Monday 17 October.

The Reds are currently fourth in the Premier League table.

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