English Premiership

Mane: Team comes before individual accolades

2017-03-09 21:38
Sadio Mane and Phillip Coutinho (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Liverpool winger Sadio Mane insists he doesn't care about individual accolades and goals, as long as the team wins.

The 24-year-old reached 12 goals for the season at the weekend when the Reds beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Premier League, but revealed that he doesn't pay attention to those statistics.

'Honestly, I'm a player who doesn't give importance to these kinds of things. I'm a team player,' Mane told the club's official website.

'The only important thing, always, is to score goals for the team and so the team wins. That's what is always important for us, not whether Adam [Lallana] scores, or I score, or Philippe [Coutinho] scores or someone else. The more important thing is the three points.'

The Senegal star added: 'The performance of the team [against Arsenal] was amazing, everybody was giving their best and pushing hard.

'It's good for us, especially the strikers, to score – and it's important for the confidence of the team as well. The work of the team was so great; we have players who work as a team. We're going to try to keep going.'

Mane is the club's top scorer this season, while also producing the most assists for Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool next turn their attention to the English Premiership where they welcome Sean Dyche's Burnley to Anfield on Sunday.

Kick off is at 18:00.

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