Liverpool would return to the top of the table if they will defeat Manchester City at Etihad Stadium on Sunday
Liverpool picked up a routine 3-1 victory over Benfica within the first leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal clash at Estadio da Luz on Tuesday evening.
Mane alongside Ibrahima Konate and Luis Diaz had been on the right track for Liverpool on the same evening Manchester City defeated Atletico Madrid at dwelling by a lone goal courtesy of Kevin De Bruyne.
Sadio Mane hails Liverpool’s win over Benfica
Liverpool travel to the Etihad Stadium on Sunday, April 10 for a vital clash in opposition to Pep Guardiola’s aspect with only one point separating each side at the top of the table.
Ahead of Sunday’s cracker, Mane believes Tuesday’s victory over Benfica was a ‘nice start’ to a week during which they take on the Premier League defending champions on away turf.
In his post-match press convention after the Benfica game, Mane mentioned: “Like I always say, the team is winning – that’s more vital [than me scoring]. I scored a goal today, I’m pleased however more essential were the goals we scored.”
Sadio Mane turns focus to Manchester City vs Liverpool
The Senegalese ahead then said that the team’s focus is now on the weekend clash with Manchester City and the second leg in opposition to Benfica in a week’s time.
“We’re waiting for the next game and to get the job done at home. A great start [to the week]. We won’t expect better than that and it will assist us to prepare for the subsequent game,” Mane mentioned.
Mane’s goal against Benfica took him to 22 Champions League goals for Liverpool, yet another than former Iconic Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard.
Guinea’s Naby Keita was additionally in imperious kind for Klopp’s aspect, establishing the third Liverpool goal for Luiz Diaz within the 87th minute.
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