Sadio Mane has discussed Liverpool’s struggles in the 2020-21 campaign. And the Reds forward cannot explain his own fall from form at Anfield. In the words of Mane, ‘this is the worst season of my career’.
Though Liverpool triumphantly lifted the Premier League title after 30 years last year, they failed miserably to defend their trophy.
The defending Premier League champions endured an injury crisis and a corresponding fall from grace this term.
But even thoroughly healthy key players, like Sadio Mane, have failed to deliver completely this season.
therefore, Jurgen Klopp’s team is a sorry sixth on the table, with little hope of placing in the top-four.
Mane Admits to Poor Form
Sadio Mane has broken through the 20-goal barrier in each of the last three seasons.
But, this time around, the 29-year-old winger has found the target just 14 times in the current campaign.
What’s worse, only nine of those goals have come in Premier League fixtures.
And Mane talked to Canal Plus of a trying, difficult, and eventually, defeatist campaign for everyone at Merseyside.
Per Mane, “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,” he admitted. “Personally I don’t know.”
Mane has just scored three goals across his last 13 appearances in all competitions.
He did score during Liverpool’s latest outing against former club Southampton, though.
“I have always tried to be positive, whether things are going well or badly,” he discussed.
“I question myself all the time,” he revealed. “I even underwent a test to take a look at my body. Am I eating the right foods, or has everything changed?”
However, he went on: “But they checked the test results, and everything is fine.”
“I need to understand that in life there are ups and downs,” he said, hinting toward a more psychological reason behind their failure.
“I will keep on working hard – and perhaps in time this situation will pass,” he added.