World news – Sadio Mane: The performance in Leipzig is our benchmark


Sam Williams

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Sadio Mane sees Tuesday’s performance against RB Leipzig as a template for Liverpool to consistently return to winning ways.

The clinical results of the second half of Mohamed Salah and Mane brought their team a 2-0 victory in the first leg of the Champions League in the round of 16. The Reds showed an impressive performance in the 90 minutes in Budapest.

And the No. 10 wants Jürgen Klopp’s team to imitate this collective level in the coming weeks and months.

Mane told Liverpoolfc. com: « I think it wasn’t an easy game. We had a very difficult time but we never doubted ourselves.

 » We knew from the start that it wasn’t going to be an easy game and it isn’t Surprise for us. We do our best, we keep fighting as we can and tonight we showed our character. « We played good football, although it wasn’t our best, but at least tonight we deserved to win.

 » For us is it an extra motivation [the recent hard spell]. Like I said, it’s not easy for us, but it doesn’t make us feel bad, and sure, it’s normal sometimes.

« We now know what to do and I think we have to [with ] play this kind of performance, otherwise it won’t be easy for us. Let’s do our best and try to make every game our best. « 

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Liverpool was in the first half Puskas Arena at the top but couldn’t break through before the break.

Mane continued: « I think we created a lot of chances in the first half, we controlled and dominated the game, but we didn’t « 

 » I think when we came out [in the second half] we kept the same rhythm and gave it our all. We tried to move the ball fast. Eventually we got some chances and both of them Goals scored. I think it was really important to win this game tonight. « 


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