Sadio Mane sends warning to Man City about Liverpool FC form

The Liverpool FC forward claims that the Reds are still to hit top form in the Premier League title race

Jurgen Klopp
Jurgen Klopp (Photo: The Sport Review)

Sadio Mane has declared that there is more to come from Liverpool FC in the title race.

The Reds have been in impressive form in the 2018-19 season after losing just one of their opening 23 games of the campaign.

Klopp’s side have collected 60 points from a possible 69 to make their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign.

Liverpool FC have only lost to defending champions Manchester City in the current campaign after a 2-1 defeat at The Etihad at the start of January.

The Merseyside outfit will start the 24th round of fixtures in the Premier League with a slender lead over Pep Guardiola’s side.

Mane and his Liverpool FC colleagues have spent the past week in Dubai on a warm weather training camp, while Manchester City were in FA Cup action at the weekend.

The Reds will welcome Leicester City to Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday night in search of a third successive top-flight victory.

Speaking to World Soccer ahead of the mid-week clash, Mane claimed that Liverpool FC still haven’t hit top form in the title race.

“We heard what some of the media were saying about us not starting off by playing as fast and exciting as last year, and we felt we weren’t at our best ourselves at times,” Mane told World Soccer, as quoted by Liverpool FC’s website.

“The results have been there but we know we could have done more with some of our performances.

“We are very competitive but know there is even more to come, for sure. In many ways, the team is stronger and we have produced some very mature performances.

“Hopefully we will hit our top form when it matters most.”

The Senegal forward has scored nine times in 21 games in the Premier League this term.

Mane added that he is desperate to get his hands on the Premier League trophy for the first time.

“I can’t wait to lift a trophy with Liverpool,” Mane added. “I know the fans are desperate for us to win the Premier League.

“It would be an amazing moment for the club. It has been far too long for a team the size of Liverpool.

“We believe we are heading in the right direction, but there are some very tough rivals – City were unbelievable last season and very strong again – but why not?”

Mane moved to Liverpool FC in a £30m deal from Southampton in the 2016 summer transfer window.

The Reds will take on Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16 next month.

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