“Don’t forget Sadio” – Klopp praises influence of Senegal star

“Don’t forget Sadio” – Klopp praises influence of Senegal star

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have received plenty of plaudits, and rightly so, for their contributions this season – but Jurgen Klopp has urged fans not to forget about the input of Sadio Mane.

Salah and Firmino were both on target at the weekend during the 2-0 win over Southampton, taking their respective goal totals to 29 and 20 for the season in all competitions.

Yet while Mane has managed only 9 goals in comparison, Klopp says the Senegal internationals contribution should not be overlooked.

“Sadio trains at an extremely high level, to be honest. That’s the only way and that’s good. Everything will be fine,” he told Liverpoolfc.com.

“It’s normal to talk about Mo and Roberto, and it’s also normal for people to sometimes overlook a player’s contribution – but I don’t oversee it.

“It’s obvious they are in good form and good shape and have been for months.

“Sadio’s effort would have been the most spectacular goal of the game [on Sunday] – he was, I think, six-foot high to shoot. It was unbelievable, an Olympic jump!

“It’s all good; it’s always that when players are more in focus, it’s because they deliver by scoring or whatever and we need that. I only don’t like it if we talk constantly about these players because you will always forget somebody, but that’s the world.”