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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he isn’t concerned over Sadio Mane’s form

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 01: Sadio Mane of Liverpool is challenged by Perr Schuurs of Ajax during the UEFA Champions League Group D stage match between Liverpool FC and Ajax Amsterdam at Anfield on December 01, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Jon Super - Pool/Getty Images)

Liverpool vs Aston Villa

After being beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in the first of two Champions League quarter-final legs, Liverpool’s hopes of securing any form of silverware this season do look to be all but gone.

Their defeat in Spain also now means that their best chance of earning European football next campaign is likely via their league finish.

However, at present, Jurgen Klopp and co. are down in 7th, which may become a Europa League spot at the end of the season but is not quite yet.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he isn’t concerned over Sadio Mane’s form

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp reacts during the UEFA Champions League match at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium, Madrid. Picture date: Tuesday April 6, 2021. (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)

So, if the Merseysiders want to play in Europe, they need to bounce back today vs Aston Villa.

Villa have been in slightly patchy form recently, but they did beat Fulham 3-1 last time out.

And though Dean Smith’s side are down in 9th, they are just four points off Liverpool with a game in hand, meaning that if they win said game in hand and beat Liverpool, they would, of course, overtake the Reds – further denting their hopes of finishing in Europe.

Klopp discusses Mane

Ahead of the tie, Jurgen Klopp has been discussing Sadio Mane.

The African is having a decent season overall, but his goalscoring has taken a huge dip in recent months.

Mane has not found the net in the Premier League since the 28th of January during a 3-1 win over Spurs, drawing a blank in his last eight league outings.

Klopp was therefore unsurprisingly drawn on the winger’s struggles in front of goal recently, though the German claimed he was not concerned:

“We all know how good Sadio Mane is, what a player he is and what he did for us. But obviously the numbers scoring-wise are not great at the moment and he knows that.

“For a player with the mindset of Sadio, he wants to do extremely well. But this is the situation he is in. Each striker in the world knows these kind of situations.

“I’m not concerned but I see it as well (that his form isn’t the best), it’s clear. We work on it. It’s the only answer I can give.”

Quotes via Goal.

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This article was edited by Tom Canton.

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