Sadio Mane insists Liverpool ‘feels more ready’ this season after having ‘slept in’ as he reveals he’s had his longest holiday since joining FIVE YEARS ago… after admitting the last campaign the ‘WORST’ campaign of his Reds career was
- The Senegalese attacker failed to reach the heights of previous seasons last year
- The Reds finished third in the Premier League, 17 points behind Manchester City
- But Mane said Jürgen Klopp’s side has been rejuvenated for the new campaign
Sadio Mane has urged Liverpool to ‘feel more ready’ for the new Premier League season after sleeping well on the longest holiday since joining the club five years ago.
The Senegalese attacker admitted that the latest campaign, which saw Mane and Liverpool battle for form as Jurgen Klopp’s side finished third in the Premier League, 17 points behind champions Manchester City, was the worst of his career.
But Mane told the Liverpool website that he and his teammates feel refreshed and rejuvenated after a long summer vacation.
Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (top right) has insisted the side ‘feels more ready’ for the new season
The Senegalese revealed he has had the longest break in five years since joining the club
He said: “It’s always important as a player to take a break because I can say that since coming to Liverpool it was the first time I’ve had four weeks or more of holiday so that helps a lot sometimes.” .
‘From day one I saw that everyone looked sharp, which to me was unbelievable! I’m not complaining about a week or two of vacation, but it’s always extra (convenient) for us to have such a long vacation.’
Former Southampton star Mane, 29, also revealed that players’ individual training programs completed over the summer meant the squad had a fitness edge as they returned to pre-season preparations.
Reds striker Mane, 29, admitted in May that the latest campaign was the worst of his career
He added: “At the same time, we worked on individual training, which is also important because you could see from day one that everyone was looking sharp and ready for the new season.
“Honestly, everyone, and I definitely feel more ready for it. I always say fatigue is here (in the head) and of course you have to be mentally strong to deal with it, but at the same time rest is the best (thing).
“Now we are all well rested, so this is another advantage for us. We are now trying to be ready for the season.’