Sadio Mane previews Liverpool FC v Tottenham Champions League final
Sadio Mane looks ahead to Liverpool FC's Champions League final clash with Tottenham in Madrid on 1 June
Sadio Mane is hoping that experience will help Liverpool FC as they prepare for their Champions League final showdown against Tottenham Hotspur.
The Reds are aiming to go a step further than they did last season, when they ended up losing 3-1 to Real Madrid in the final.
Liverpool FC have earned plenty of praise for their brilliant attacking football this season and they only missed out on the title by one point.
The Merseyside outfit ended up with a staggering 97 points – but that wasn’t enough to prevent Manchester City from successfully defending their title.
Liverpool FC booked their place in the Champions League final by mounting a stunning comeback in the semi-finals to beat FC Barcelona 4-3 on aggregate.
Spurs, meanwhile, are preparing for their first ever Champions League final after their own impressive win over Ajax in the last four.
Liverpool FC forward Mane has revealed that he is hopeful that the Reds’ experience of reaching the final last season will help them in this year’s showdown.
Speaking in an interview with Liverpool FC’s website, Mane said: “We have some experience about it and we know how it is because we were there last year and were unlucky we didn’t win, although Real [Madrid] were very good.
“We are feeling really, really positive and for us it would be a big, big thing [to win it].
“Tottenham and ourselves are both really young, but we both have lots of experience and have played every kind of game.
“It is exciting and we want to win it, for sure – everybody knows. We’re not here to think twice about it, we’re just going to go there to try to win it.”
Liverpool FC are still searching for their first major trophy since Jurgen Klopp was brought in as their new manager in October 2015.