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
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.