Liverpool ace Sadio Mane has sat down for an interview with Marca and has revealed some interesting thoughts about this season.
The Reds have made a strong start to the campaign having won three out of three Premier League games thus far, while scoring seven goals and conceding none.
It comes off the back of an impressive summer transfer window with Alisson, Fabinho, Naby Keita and Xherdan Shaqiri all arriving to bolster the squad at Anfield.
Coupled with the influence of Jurgen Klopp, the Merseyside giants certainly seem to be moving in the right direction in their bid to win major honours, and Mane has insisted that instead of focusing on just one trophy, a club like Liverpool should be gunning for them all which will be music to the ears of supporters.
When asked if he would prefer to win the Premier League title or Champions League, Mane replied: “Both, a big club like Liverpool should go for the two competitions,” as per Marca.
Further, the Senegal international also shared his thoughts on the aims this season and how best to deal with the pressure of ending Liverpool’s wait for a league title.
“We are a great club. We want to do something special, but without applying excessive pressure. Now everyone is talking about us, but we have to go calmly, game by game. Let’s not talk about trophies now, it’s early. The season has just begun.”
Given the quality and depth that Klopp has at his disposal this season, there is no reason to disagree with Mane’s assessment of going for both the major trophies.
Liverpool look well equipped to compete on multiple fronts, have the experience of last year’s Champions League heartbreak to motivate them and have kept the core of the side together from last season without any big-name sales.
Taking all that into consideration, time will tell if it’s a recipe for success as Mane is right to simply take it game by game and avoid letting the pressure affect the squad. Further, he couldn’t speak any more highly about Klopp.
“He is a guy who loves what he does, who motivates you, who improves you at all times. Raises your level on the pitch. He has a special relationship with the players and that motivates us. Of course I got better, I learned a lot and I’m very lucky to have him.”