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'More important': Mane admits which trophy he'd prefer win at Liverpool - Premier League or Champions League

Sadio Mane has claimed that he’d rather win the Champions League than the Premier League for Liverpool.

Speaking to Jamie Carragher for The Telegraph, Mane was asked which trophy is more important to him.

“For sure, I would say it is more important to win the Champions League,” said the Liverpool man.

“If you ask me directly, I say it is important to win both. But the Champions League will forever be special. Of course, I will always fight for both trophies. I know how important they are, especially for Liverpool. We want more Premier League trophies in the future.”

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What was that Sadio? More Premier League trophies in the future? That sounds like a positive sign that he’s sticking around at Liverpool!

Sadio’s won the lot

Luckily for Mane, he doesn’t have to choose which he’d prefer to win. That’s because Liverpool’s number 10 already has winners medals from both in his trophy room.

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As a result of which, there are some suggestions that he may opt to move on from Merseyside this summer.

If some reports are to be believed, Mane is looking for a fresh challenge having won everything he can with The Reds.

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In that respect, his decision would mirror that taken by Thiago Alcantara in 2020. Back then, the Spanish midfielder reportedly felt it was time to look for something different after seven years at Bayern Munich.

It looks as though Mane could well make the move in the opposite direction. After six years at Liverpool he is at a crossroads with just one year remaining on his contract.

Leaving as a legend, whenever that is

Should he leave, Mane will go with the wishes and thanks of all Liverpool fans. Unlike some exits by top players in years gone by, a parting this summer wouldn’t cause rancour amongst the fanbase.

Disappointment and sadness, yes. Mane has been a pivotal figure throughout all of Liverpool’s recent success and would be desperately missed.

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But there would also be understanding that he’s give absolutely everything he can during his stay. He wouldn’t be leaving as a result of hoping to jump ship to a bigger club.

There’s still hope that the Senegal legend will sign a new deal at Anfield. His response when asked yesterday was cryptic enough to leave that hope lingering.

According to Mane, we will know soon enough what his decision is. Whatever happens on Saturday night and over this summer, he’s already long-since secured his status as a Liverpool legend.

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