The Reds can’t afford to let their foot off the gasoline after being topped champions of England, based on considered one of their talismanic attackers
Sadio Mane has outlined his ambition to realize even “bigger things” at Liverpool following their title triumph, whereas insisting there’s nonetheless “another step” for Jurgen Klopp’s facet to take in direction of greatness.
Liverpool’s first league crown in 30 years was sewn up after Manchester City’s 2-1 defeat away at Chelsea final Thursday, as they now maintain an unassailable 23-point lead on the prime of the desk with solely seven video games left to play.
Klopp’s males have set new requirements of excellence by way of consistency this season, successful all however three of their 31 fixtures so far to avenge their slender loss to City within the 2018-19 title race.
The Reds are being tipped to dominate English soccer for the foreseeable future after including an elusive piece of silverware to their assortment, however Mane has warned that the entire squad must keep “hungry” with the intention to hold successful main trophies.
The Senegalese winger instructed the membership’s official website: “I believe that is one other step for all of us in our profession for what we wish to obtain, as a result of as soccer gamers it’s important to be at all times skilled and at all times hungry in a great way to win the whole lot.
“I believe now we have a fantastic group, nice workers and the membership is superb, so now we have one other step and large issues to realize so we gained’t cease right here.
“We just have to believe in ourselves still and keep working harder and be humble for sure – work hard and try to achieve bigger and bigger things with this club.”
Mane has loved one other stellar particular person marketing campaign at Anfield, having already contributed 19 objectives and 12 assists to Liverpool’s trigger in 40 appearances.
The 28-year-old went on to thank Klopp for bringing the very best out of him, highlighting the German’s skills as a man-manager and mentor.
“He is a great manager and everybody is happy with him,” mentioned Mane. “I’m fortunate to be working with him for certain, as a result of as a participant and a human being I’ve developed underneath him which is actually vital for each participant.
“We can see how the players develop in this team, so I think all the things come from him. So I will say again, thanks to him.”
Liverpool are presently on track to break City’s all-time document factors haul, however must show their mettle as soon as once more after they come up towards Pep Guardiola’s males on the Etihad Stadium on Thursday.
Asked whether or not a win over the not too long ago dethroned champions will prime off an excellent season, Mane responded: “For certain. Like I at all times mentioned, we don’t must cease and we gained’t cease for certain after being champion.
“I believe it’s one other step of our careers and what we wish to obtain so I can say for myself, it’s a part of us and it’s the previous now so now we have to ensure we [carry on].
“Records in soccer are at all times there to beat so for certain we wish to obtain once more one thing particular after being champion. It’s going to be a extremely, actually good recreation [and] for us there are not any excuses, now we have to do the whole lot doable to win it as a result of now now we have seven video games.
“We are going to take it game by game and try to win all of them because it’s our dream and really important for us.”