- Sadio Mane says he does not mind if Premier League was voided amid the coronavirus pandemic
- Liverpool held a staggering 25-point lead at the top of the Premier League prior to its suspension
- Mane however believes at the moment human safety matters more
Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has boldly claimed he would “understand” if the season was to be voided due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 27-year-old has been instrumental for the Reds this season and his performances helped the Merseyside club establish an unassailable 25-point lead at the Premier League summit.
Prior to the suspension of the league, Liverpool were well on course for their first Premier League title in more than 30 years.
Three weeks into the suspension and there are genuine fears that the league might not be able to resume within the stipulated time as it was initially estimated the COVID-19 crisis would be managed by at least April 30.
However, talks between Premier League chiefs and the England government led to the conclusion of suspending leagues in the country indefinitely, with no end in sight to the coronavirus pandemic.
Liverpool players and fans are arguably the most anxious about the whole situation, and Senegalese Mane believes human life matters more.
In an interview with Talksport, Mane spoke on the implications of the pandemic where he bravely revealed he had no issue with the potential abandonment of the league.
“I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy, it’s what I would love. But with this situation, whatever happens I will understand. It has been difficult for Liverpool, but it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world,” he told TalkSport.
Reds fans will take some hope from comments made by UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, who recently claimed Liverpool would be crowned Champions whether the season resumes or not.
“I see no way for Liverpool to stay untitled. If the championship resumes, they will almost certainly win it,” Ceferin said.
In Belgium the FA took matters by the horns as they decided to award the league to runaway leaders Club Brugge , who had a 15-point lead with a hand full of games to go.
Asked whether he felt like a champion yet, an indifferent Mane said “I think not yet. I love my job and I love football, I want to win on the pitch.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Sadio Mane has released his own film where he talked about his rise to stardom in the beautiful game of football.
'Made in Senegal' is a documentary that focused on the humbling beginnings of the Liverpool forward and the sacrifices he made in becoming a professional footballer.
Reds boss Jurgen Klopp also featured in a segment of the film explaining the exceptional talent of the Senegalese striker.
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