– Sadio Mane has explained that Liverpool’s target is now the Champions League
– The Reds are currently 19 points behind current League leaders Manchester City
– Mane stated that it will be hard for Liverpool to catch the Citizens on the log
Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has admitted that him and his teammates at Anfield will find it difficult to retain their Premier League title this season going by their current form.
Jurgen Klopp and his men have been finding it hard to win in their recent Premier League games with the champions now occupying sixth position on the table.
Their season has also been marred with injuries as some of their first team players are currently recuperating.
With 13 games to the end of the ongoing Premier League season, Sadio Mane explained that Liverpool players are now focusing on the Champions League.
They were champions of Europe last two seasons when they defeated fellow Premier League side Spurs in the final.
”Our target from the beginning was the Champions League, the Premier League and also cup games. And now, I can say it’s over for the Premier League, it’s too much.
”In our head, it’s always “never give up” and we won’t give up, but for sure, City are a good team and they’re flying.”
Meanwhile, Liverpool are one leg into the quarterfinal of the Champions League following their 2-0 first leg win over RB Leipzig in the round of 16.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Jurgen Klopp insisted that he does not need to take a break from football following Liverpool’s recent form and the death of his mother.
The Reds manager lost his aged mum recently and have not been able to attend the funeral due to coronavirus restrictions in Germany.
On the other hand, the current English champions have not been able to rediscover their form as they have lost three games on the bounce.
Liverpool fans were holding up banners outside Anfield reminding the German manager that he will never walk alone.
And the former Dortmund boss has responded that he is not resigning anytime soon and that he is full of energy to continue working as a manager of the club.
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