Sadio Mané expressed his satisfaction with his and his teammates’ performance, following Liverpool’s 4-1 victory over Leicester City.
The game was the Reds’ first at the new-look Anfield stadium, which was filled to the brim by fans expectant of a good display by their team.
The Kopites got just that as a Roberto Firmino brace sandwiched a first home goal by Mané and a stunning strike by Adam Lallana, kick-starting a new era at Anfield with a win over the Premier League champions and ensuring that the home crowd travelled home with smiles on their faces.
Although he thinks the Reds could’ve done better, Mané insists that just like the fans, the Reds team is pleased with their performance.
“Everybody’s really happy. It was important for us to win,” Mane told Liverpool’s official website.
“I don’t think it was our best game but we deserved to win because we created many chances. We could have scored two or three more goals but I think everybody is satisfied with the performance.”
From an individual viewpoint, this game represented the continuation of an impressive start to the Liverpool career of Mané. The Senegalese striker was the most expensive of the several summer signings made by manager Jürgen Klopp during the summer and has quickly adapted to life under the German, recording two goals and three assists in just four games in red colours.
The former Southampton man says one of the reasons behind his quick adaptation has been the quality of his fellow attacking teammates.
“I think it was easy for me to adapt my football to them because they are very, very fantastic footballers so it was easy for me to play with them. I’m happy for that,” he added.
Mané has fast become a favourite for the Anfield faithful and when asked about the impact that the extra 8,500 fans had on the atmosphere inside the stadium, the striker was, as ever, full of praise.
“I think they played a very good part for us, they helped us through the difficult times,” he said.
“We are very happy with that and I think they’ll help us until the end of the season.”
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