Sadio Mane makes honest admission about Liverpool FC win

Sadio Mane admits Liverpool FC were not at their best during their 2-1 win over Leicester City on Saturday

Sadio Mane
Liverpool FC attacker Sadio Mane Photo: The Sport Review

Sadio Mane admitted Liverpool FC were not at their best at the King Power stadium on Saturday as they struggled to a 2-1 win over hosts Leicester.

Mane latched onto a pass from left-back Andy Robertson in the tenth minute to stab home to get his side on the way to yet another three points.

His goal took him joint top-scorer of the Premier League, but he insisted that he was happier with the three points.

He said to BBC Sport: “I am very happy to score goals, but more important is the three points we got.

“It was not our best game, but our attitude made the big difference we struggled but pushed as a team.”

Liverpool doubled the lead as Roberto Firmino nodded in from a corner just before half-time but laboured to a win after a second-half mistake from goalkeeper Alisson Becker gifted Rachid Ghezzal a goal.

The Brazilian hesitated over a back pass and Kelechi Iheanacho stole the ball to square to the onrushing Ghezzal who duly buried the ball in to the back of Alisson’s net.

Liverpool closed out the game to come away with three points, preserving their winning record this season and they top the Premier League on goal difference.

Mane insisted the points are more important to him than the goal scoring accolades but he has an early lead in the race to oust Liverpool teammate Mohamed Salah as the Premier League’s top goal scorer.

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