Wednesday May 12, 2021. 09:03
Senegalese star Sadio Mane has described the current campaign as the worst season in his career.
The 28-year-old winger came into this season oozing with confidence having helped Liverpool FC clinch their maiden league title since 1990.
However, Mane has struggled for form for the better part of this term having netted just nine goals from 31 English Premier League games.
“This is the worst season of my career. I have to admit it.”If you ask me what is wrong I will struggle to give you an answer,” Mane told Canal Plus.
“Personally I don’t know. “I have always tried to be positive, whether things are going well or badly. I question myself all the time.
The Reds’ hopes of successfully defending the Premier League title have long diminished and they are now placed sixth on the standings as they look to qualify for next season’s UEFA Champions League.
The former Southampton FC star scored just two goals in eight matches in the Champions League and Liverpool were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Real Madrid last month.
“I even underwent a test to take a look at my body. Am I eating the right foods, or has everything changed?” he asked.
“But they checked the test results, and everything is fine. “I need to understand that in life there are ups and downs.
“I will keep on working hard – and perhaps in time this situation will pass.”
Mane has been showing signs of improvement having netted twice in his last three Premier League games for Liverpool and he is expected to face Manchester United on Thursday.