Sadio Mane says he’ll give a “particular” reply about his Liverpool future after Saturday’s Champions League last towards Actual Madrid.
Barcelona and Bayern Munich have each been linked with Mane, 30, who’s getting into the ultimate 12 months of his contract in June.
Nonetheless, Liverpool hope to maintain the Senegalese ahead, who has gained the Africa Cup of Nations, Carabao Cup and FA Cup this semester.
“I feel the reply I may give you now could be that I really feel excellent,” mentioned Mane.
“I am absolutely targeted on Saturday’s match, that is the reply I’ve to provide earlier than the ultimate. However come again to me on Saturday and I am going to provide the greatest reply you wish to hear, after all. It is particular. I am going to provide you with every part you wish to hear then.
“I really like what I do and I sacrifice myself on a regular basis. I work onerous day by day on the pitch and within the gymnasium and I get higher and higher, that is a very powerful factor. I do my greatest to assist the workforce.”
Along with strikers Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, who flip 30 and 31 in June and October respectively, Mane has been an essential a part of Liverpool’s success in recent times.
The trio helped the membership win the Champions League 2019 after which finish a 30-year watch for one title of prime flight subsequent season.
However all three can journey totally free subsequent summer time, the place Mane prefers to not be drawn to his future when requested what would occur if Actual, who can begin negotiations from January 2023 as a international membership, approached him.
“Good query, however what I wish to say now could be that I’m utterly targeted on the Champions League and successful it, which is rather more essential to me and the Liverpool followers,” he mentioned.
“I’ll do every part potential to win the match for Liverpool.
“I feel all of us forgot what occurred in 2018. After all Actual Madrid was the higher workforce then and deserved to win the match, however will probably be one other match.”
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was requested about Mane’s future at a press convention within the Champions League on Friday.
“That is the fallacious second to speak about Sadio – wherever he performs subsequent season, he will certainly be a terrific participant,” he mentioned.
Balloon d’Or candidate?
An influential efficiency within the last would seemingly improve Mane’s probabilities of successful the Ballon d’Or, as he was additionally central to Senegal’s success in February.
He hopes to grow to be the second African after George Weah in 1995 to win the award, though Salah may even compete.
“It is true. Should you say so, what can I say myself? Which is gloomy,” Mane added of the dearth of African winners.
“This cup, the Africa Cup of Nations is likely one of the largest for myself, it is the most important trophy I’ve gained in my life, and for an African participant to not have gained the Ballon d’Or since George Weah, it is unhappy for Certain.
“Successful the Champions League is particular. I’ve an opportunity to play it once more and we’ll do every part we will to win it after which we’ll see what occurs, with the Ballon d’Or.”
Klopp agrees that the ultimate can determine the winner of the Ballon d’Or:
“When you concentrate on how such a competitors is determined, the reply might be sure,” he mentioned.
“You are both Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi otherwise you gained the Champions League last. That is the way in which it’s. That is been the case in recent times. It would positively improve the possibilities.”