Tuesday Nov 26, 2019. 12:00
Talk about confidence. Uganda international defender Bevis Mugabi says he is ripe for a move to UEFA Champions league holders Liverpool and believes he still has Sadio Mane in his pocket after the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations!
The Motherwell right-back says he is ready to take the next step in his career, suggesting even joining a club like Liverpool would be a challenge he could handle.
“I played against Sadio Mane in the Last 16 of the African Cup of Nations and that was a good experience. I think he’s still in my pocket!” Mugabi told the Daily Record.
“Maybe it will get me a move to Liverpool. I was at Southampton with him as well, so I’ve seen his progression from being at Southampton to making that step up to Liverpool. I definitely feel that I have the attributes to make that step up too.
“I just need the right coaching, and I feel like I’ve developed here as a player already with the gaffer’s style of play.”
English-born Mugabi joined Scottish Premier League side Motherwell from English League Two outfit Yeovil Town at the start of the campaign and has spent most of his time on the bench, making just two league starts and two substitute appearances.
But despite this modest beginning, he hears Anfield calling!