Sadio Mane ends Real Madrid talk; opens up on great Klopp

Date published: Wednesday 17th April 2019 8:51

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane has revealed how he is hoping to not only become a Liverpool legend but a Premier League great.

The flying winger, who has hit 18 Premier League goals this term to put himself in the frame for the Golden Boot, has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Mane’s superb form is understood to have alerted new Real boss Zinedine Zidane, with reports last week from El Confidencial claiming that Real were urging Mane to tell Liverpool he wants to leave.

Mane though, who signed a new five-year deal in November, has addressed that talk and pledged to stay and go on to better things in the Premier League.

Mane told the official LFC magazine: “Of course I want to be a legend not only for Liverpool but also in the Premier League story and that is one of my targets. I will do everything possible to achieve everything possible.

“Reaching 100 games means a lot to me. To play this many games for a club like Liverpool is incredible.

“Like I have always said, I am very happy to play for this club and every single day I am enjoying being here and trying to do everything to win something for this club.”

The 27-year-old Senegal star also revealed his praise for Jurgen Klopp.

Mane added: ‘To be honest he is a great man, you can see it and he is a lovely person.

“He loves all his players and is very close to his players too. He also demands a lot but he never puts pressure on us other than asking the best of us.

“He only asks you to do your best in whatever you are doing and also to enjoy it.

“I think that’s important because, under him, everybody has progressed a lot as everyone can see. It’s very important for us to work with him for more years.”


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