Jurgen Klopp has been allowed to rotate due to the Colombian’s presence, and stars like Mane have been able to demonstrate their adaptability despite a busy match schedule.
This season, Liverpool has been nothing short of spectacular. They’ve negotiated their way to the FA Cup and Champions League finals after winning the Carabao Cup in February, as well as putting together a spectacular run to come back from 14 points behind Pep Guardiola’s team in the title chase.
To accommodate winger Diaz, Mane has had to adjust his game to play in a more central position in Liverpool’s front three, but he’s also taken responsibility when Mohamed Salah‘s touch in front of goal has failed him.
‘His performances are usually great,’ said his captain Jordan Henderson. The amount of work he puts in for the squad both on and off the field.
‘Defending at the end, winning the ball high, his quality around the box, and you saw that with his finish,’ Mane has adapted to play more centrally in the front three to accommodate winger Luis Diaz. He got us the three points, but it was always going to be difficult; however, we have another big game coming up at the weekend.’
‘I’m a huge fan of Sadio Mane and I can assure you he will be going nowhere because I will not let him go to Bayern Munich, he’d have me to deal with!’
‘Yeah, I am happy here, I think when we win trophies I am happier! But I think I am trying to enjoy every moment, trying to assist my teammates and I think the boys make it a lot easier for me,’ he said post-match.
‘I am honestly very happy. I am just trying to enjoy every moment and assist my team-mates. Without my teammates I’m nothing.’