Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring
Wednesday May 29, 2019. 17:00
Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane is fully focussed on making history with the Reds in Madrid on Saturday, and not on rumours linking him with a move to Real Madrid.
Mane has reportedly attracted strong interest from the 13-time European champions, and although he failed to dismiss the links altogether, the forward remains tuned in on helping Liverpool lift the cup with victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday.
The 27-year-old has scored 26 goals across all competitions this season, 17 of those coming since the start of the year and two against Bayern Munich in Germany in the Round of 16.
"This is part of football, so we have to deal with it," said Mane.
"But for me, the more important thing is that I am with Liverpool and I am very happy here, and I am preparing for one of the club's biggest games.
"Let's focus on this first, and on winning it.
"It's always a pleasure for this kind of team to want you, but Liverpool, don't forget, we beat big teams."
Mane found the back of the net for Liverpool in a 3-1 loss to Real in last year's final. A game within which teammate Mohamed Salah was forced from the field early on following a clash with Sergio Ramos.