Sadio Mane responds to Liverpool FC manger’s ‘world-class’ compliment
The Liverpool FC forward was delighted to hear Jurgen Klopp's description of the Senegal star
Sadio Mane has admitted he was flattered to hear Jurgen Klopp describe the Liverpool FC forward as a world-class player.
The Senegal international endured a difficult afternoon in the goalless draw at Old Trafford last weekend as Mane produced one of his poorest displays since his move to Anfield.
However, the 26-year-old made amends in their midweek clash after Mane got on the score-sheet twice in the 5-0 victory over Watford.
Mane’s second goal was a special effort after the former Southampton man back heeled his effort into the net past Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster.
His manager Klopp spoke enthusiastically about the Liverpool FC attacker after his two-goal haul against the Hornets, labelling Mane “world class”.
And the Liverpool FC forward was delighted to hear the compliment from the Reds boss ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby.
“Wow, what a compliment!” Mane told Premier League Productions. “I think it’s normal because we have good players – I always want to learn more and develop more. It’s only positive for me.
“I will try to believe it more and more and to do better and better. I’m always trying to push harder and do my best.”
The African star has now scored 14 goals in 26 games to help keep Liverpool FC’s title challenge on track after a challenging month or so.
Mane was the last Liverpool FC player to score a winner at Goodison Park after the Senegal international netted a 93rd-minute winner in December 2016.
The Merseyside outfit finished in fourth place in the last two Premier League seasons since Mane completed a £34m move to Anfield from Southampton.