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  • David Tyrer

Liverpool yet to hit top form, according to Mane

At present, it's hard to imagine how the Reds could go any better in the Premier League, considering the team are sitting pretty, 4 points clear with 60 points - the clubs' highest points tally by this stage of the season since the Premier League began.

Looking deeper into further stats, you have just 13 goals conceded (and 3 of those when we were effectively playing a make-shift defence and we still won!), 54 scored, which is the same as at the same stage last season when many considered us the most dangerous attack outside of Man City. We've also kept the most clean sheets and lost just the one game.

But Liverpool star, Sadio Mane, believes that the Reds have yet to hit their top form. Speaking to World Soccer, Mane said: "We heard what some of the media were saying about us not starting off by playing as fast and exciting as last year, and we felt we weren’t at our best ourselves at times."

"The results have been there but we know we could have done more with some of our performances.

"We are very competitive but know there is even more to come, for sure. In many ways, the team is stronger and we have produced some very mature performances.

"Hopefully we will hit our top form when it matters most."

The team have just come back from a warm weather camp in Dubai, returning to Melwood on Friday and will play their first game for 10 days on Wednesday, before a tight period of tough games comes over the next few months.

And Mane is hoping that, at the end of a long hard season, he has a trophy to show for all of the team's hard work. He continued: "I can’t wait to lift a trophy with Liverpool. I know the fans are desperate for us to win the Premier League.

"It would be an amazing moment for the club. It has been far too long for a team the size of Liverpool.

"We believe we are heading in the right direction, but there are some very tough rivals – City were unbelievable last season and very strong again – but why not?"

The 26 year old Senegal international has scored 11 goals, with 9 assists this season and is well on his way to matching last season's tally of 20 and 20 and puts him just 5 goals away from his half-century for the club. It would be great to see him add a few more on Wedsneday night.

Sadio reckons we're yet to hit top for this season




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