Klopp insists he has no worries about Sadio Mane’s form, despite the Liverpool forward’s struggles in front of goal in recent weeks.
Everyone knows how good Mane is
Mane has managed just seven goals in 27 Premier League games this season, and only three in his last 23. He hasn’t played in the league since his 3-1 win at Tottenham on January 31, an eight-game losing streak. The Senegal star trimmed a frustrated piece as the Reds lost 3-1 to Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter finals on Tuesday night, when Jurgen Klopp raked his rage from referee Felix Brych, claiming the German official had something personal against Mane.
When asked about Sadio Mane’s late appearance, Jurgen Klopp told reporters that they all know how good Mane is, what kind of player he is and what he has done for them. But it is obvious that the numbers dialed at the moment are not great, and he knows it.
According to him, for a player with the mindset of Mane, he wants to do extremely well. But this is the situation he is in. Every striker in the world knows this kind of situation. He said that he is not worried, but he also sees it, that his form is not the best, it is clear and they are working on it. This is the only answer he can give.
Last year was tough for many
Mane could play his 40th game of the season for Liverpool against Aston Villa on Saturday, and has played 171 of the Reds’ last 188 games in the Premier League and Champions League. Only Andy Robertson, Gini Wijnaldum and Mo Salah have played more minutes than the 28-year-old since the start of last season. Jurgen Klopp added that the schedule over the past three years has been tough for many players in world football. For him this is also true, but he does not think that this is the reason.