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Sadio Mane: “It’s Not Just About The Front Three”

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A holistic approach helps Liverpool succeed

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Following Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Cardiff City on Saturday, Sadio Mane suggested that Liverpool’s success has more to do with than just the front three. Despite scoring 18 goals between the three, Mane had this to say after the match:

“Hopefully we’re going to keep going like that! It’s something that comes naturally because Mo and Bobby are great players and of course I’m happy to play alongside them,” he told the club’s official website. “But people always talk about the front three – but it’s the team, the work starts behind us. They make it easier, we are lucky boys and score all the time but all the team did their job.”

Mane was able to score twice in the win on Saturday. He is tied for 2nd in the golden boot race.

“I’m happy,” he continued. “We played very well even though it was a little bit tight in the second half after it went to 2-1. It’s part of football. But after that we controlled the game and created many chances. At the end we scored four goals so I think we deserved to win. The coach said yesterday it would be a very tough game. It’s normal, it’s the Premier League. We knew it would not be easy but we are Liverpool, we were at home and we always try to play the same passing game, try to do our best and win the games.”

It’s nice to see a forward be selfless and credit the rest of the team. Mane will look to continue his run of form this coming weekend when Liverpool travel to London to take on Arsenal. Arsenal had their 11-match winning streak snapped on Sunday with their draw away to Crystal Palace.