A couple of days ago, Pep Guardiola called Sadio Mane a diver, so Liverpool legend Jamie Redknapp claimed the Spanish coach is just afraid of the winger ahead of their clash for the English Premier League.
And, according to Naby Keita, the Citizens should, in fact, be afraid o Mane, as the Senegalese forward is just going through the best moment of his career right before their Sunday matchup:
“He’s living his greatest moments right now, so it’s for him now to remain focused, to do more, and not to lighten up. I know him to be the kind of person who always wants to achieve more, and he will continue in that way,” the Guinea midfielder told Liverpool’s official website.
As a matter of fact, Liverpool as a whole have been on a roll since the start of last season, with Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Virgil van Dijk, and Georginio Wijnaldum all in the shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award.
And Keita, who has been in-and-out of Jurgen Klopp’s squad due to injuries and inconsistencies, showed his pride about playing with such a great squad, claiming the team’s locker room is really close and united right now:
“The whole dressing room has congratulated them. It’s an honor for them to be nominated, and it serves to mark your achievements up to that point, but it also serves as a motivation to continue improving and working as well. Of course, I am not only happy for Sadio, but the other Liverpool players too: they are all my teammates and I am really happy for them.
They had an extraordinary season, and hopefully, are all set to have another one this season and the one after that too. (The nominations), it gives a big boost of pride to each player; in yourself, pride for your family, for your friends. But with that boost, it’s up to you to keep on keeping on, right until the end and I am sure they will do exactly that,” he concluded.
Liverpool are the team to beat in England right now and Manchester City should be wary of their deadly attacking trio, as they’re truly inspired and determined to finally put an end to their Premier League trophy drought.