Sadio Mane admits Liverpool should not ‘apologize’ for their bleak season, as long as he gives his teammates a rallying cry ahead of a major showdown.
- Liverpool and Sadio Mane are currently in the middle of a difficult season
- Jurgen Klopp’s Reds are out of the top four ahead of the Premier League run
- Winger Mane failed to find the net in the top flight in both February and March
- The attacker has issued a rallying cry in the run-up to a pivotal few months for the Reds
Sadio Mane claims that Liverpool should not seek an apology amid their poor Premier League campaign and has issued a protest cry as the Reds prepare for the run-up to the season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side dropped dramatically from the title race over the winter after scoring just three wins in 14 league matches between the beginning of January and the beginning of March – with the Reds currently in the back of the race for a top four spot.
Liverpool’s schedule doesn’t get any easier after the March international hiatus, with games against Arsenal and Manchester United underway in the league and a delectable Champions League quarter-final with Real Madrid.
Sadio Mane claims Liverpool should not seek excuses in their poor season so far
The Reds have fallen out of the title race after a gloomy winter and are chasing the top four
But Mane claims Liverpool are trying to find a solution and should become ‘fighters’ if they try to turn their season around.
The winger said before Senegal’s African Nations Cup qualifier with DR Congo: ‘We have to face the situation and not stop believing, but keep fighting, keep our motivation and go again.
‘If you are a fighter you never try to make excuses, we are here to find solutions. Being with my teammates always gives me a lot of energy.
Mane (left) claims the Liverpool players should stick together for the season round
‘You can’t expect anything in football – and in life in general – and this complicated situation hasn’t happened for years. We have always been successful, but now this has happened and we can see that it is the way life is. ‘
In Liverpool’s bleak winter, they also left the FA Cup in the fourth round for arch-rival Manchester United, with only the Champions League now their only chance to get their silverware this season.
The Reds will take on Zinedine Zidane’s Real in the quarterfinals next month and will take on Chelsea or FC Porto in the semi-finals if they beat the Spanish side.
The winger has fought for Premier League goals, with just seven in the league this season
Mane is struggling to keep up with this season’s highs, with the 28-year-old scoring just seven league goals throughout the season.
The winger scored 13 Premier League goals at this stage last season and the Liverpool man failed to find the net at the top of England in February and March.
However, Mane insists that Liverpool must stick together to change their fortunes and is confident that the tide will turn in the coming months.
The Senegalese winger added: ‘To change it? Nothing but staying together, being positive and fighting.
This is what we are trying to do to change this situation and I am sure it will change. I am prouder than ever to be a Liverpool player. ‘