Sadio Mané says that Liverpool are hugely confident after winning four games on the trot, with beating Arsenal 4-0 the icing on the cake.
Liverpool scored four goals against Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday and Sadio Mané led the charge for the Reds.
Although Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino were utterly superb, Mané was simply untouchable.
His goal came from the left flank and was trademark Sadio Mané. With the ball played into space in front of him, the no.19 ran at Rob Holding and had him on strings before cutting inside to fire past Petr Cech into the far corner.
The football that Liverpool played was sumptuous and it would seem as though Mane is just as impressed as supporters are.
“I think we played great football, from the beginning and to the end. We also created many chances and the key of the game was we scored most of them,” Mane told Liverpoolfc.com.
“Honestly I think it’s a great moment for us. It’s always important to win because that makes more confidence in the squad and that’s how we feel now. We’re going to try to work hard and try to win the next games.”
As always, Mané was sure to give credit to his teammates for a win that was very much a collective effort.
“I can say me and the boys have had a special start with the team,” Mané said.
“I think it’s important for us to score goals because it gives us more confidence to help the team more. We’re going to try and keep working hard and give our best for the team all the time.”
Mané has been in scintillating form this month and will surely be named Player of the Month for Liverpool and potentially the Premier League.
His efforts on the pitch were recognised by the home support as they rose to their feet to give him a standing ovation when he was substituted late on.
On receiving an ovation from the Anfield crowd, Mané struggled to find the words to express his joy.
“I can’t explain this [the feeling of getting such an ovation]!” he smiled.
“I don’t know how to explain and I don’t know the right word in English, but for me it is special and I will always give my best. Even on my bad days, I will be on the pitch with the team.
“I’m very happy to be here at one of the great clubs in the world, so all the time I’ll give my best for this team and to get trophies with them.”
Liverpool’s players will now head off with their respective countries for the international break before returning to face Manchester City at Anfield on the ninth of September.