9th March 2017
Asked if his scoring record this season has reached any personal targets, Sadio Mane responds as quickly as if he were trying to reach a through ball from a teammate.
“Honestly, I’m a player who doesn’t give importance to these kinds of things. I’m a team player,” the forward tells Liverpoolfc.com days after his 12th Premier League goal of the season.
The dozen was achieved against Arsenal on Saturday night, when Mane profited from the vision of Roberto Firmino to swipe in Liverpool’s second of the game en route to a 3-1 victory at Anfield.
Their roles had been reversed in securing the opener for the Reds as the Senegal international’s cross to the far post teed up his Brazilian colleague to slam a finish into the roof of the net.
And though Mane has already registered his highest goal tally in a single season in the league since arriving in England in 2014, the No.19 does not mind who ultimately has the final touch.