Sadio Mane, Liverpool star, jokingly claims he would dive against Manchester City

Sadio Mane, Liverpool star, jokingly claims he would dive against Manchester City

- Sadio Mane has given a sarcastic response to Pep Guardiola's claim about him diving

- The Liverpool striker was booked for diving against Aston Villa in last weekend's game

- Manchester City and Liverpool will lock horns in a Premier League match at Anfield this weekend

Sadio Mane has insisted he will not change his pattern of play when Liverpool take on Manchester City in a top-of-the-table Premier League clash at Anfield.

The Senegalese international has been accused by Pep Guardiola for going down to easily against Aston Villa.

But Jurgen Klopp came in strong defence of his striker but Mane has responded with a ridiculous comment ahead of their crunch meeting with the English champions.

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"If it could be a penalty for sure I will 'dive' again.

"If the 'dive' will give me a penalty then I will do it! Why not? But what Jurgen said is correct. I do not dive.

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"There was contact [at Villa] for sure. Maybe it was not a penalty and he didn't give it, and he gave me a yellow card. To be honest I don't have any problem about it.

"It's what I want to keep doing. If I get a penalty, yeah it's a penalty. If no penalty, no penalty, but [it] will never change the way I'm playing or the way I'm doing my things."

Liverpool sit comfortably at the top of the table with six points winning ten out of their 11 Premier League matches and dropping points only against Man United.

On the other hand, Man City have suffered humbling defeats to Norwich City and Wolves but a win at Anfield will leave them closing the gap to three points against their rivals.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Heung-Min Son can finally breath a sigh of relief after his red card for a challenge on Everton's Andre Gomes being reversed.

Son was handed marching orders following his tackle that resulted in Andre Gomes' horrific ankle injury on Sunday, November 3.

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