The normally prolific forward has experienced a dry spell in front of the goal for Liverpool recently.
John Aldridge believes Sadio Mane has ‘lost a little bit of belief in front of goal’ after drawing another blank in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over Wolves last weekend.
The Reds forward has scored just one goal in his last 11 appearances in all club competitions. Another blank against Wolves extended his goalless streak in the Premier League to six games, with his last league goal coming on October 17 against Everton.
But Mane has chipped in three assists during this period, scored a goal against Atlanta in the Champions League, and has generally performed well for Liverpool.
And Aldridge, who netted 62 times in 101 matches during his own Reds career, is confident Mane will rediscover his spark.
“I felt a little bit for Sadio Mane who deserved a goal for another tremendous performance, and it was a pity the last one was taken off him and given as an own goal,” the former striker told Liverpool Echo.
“He’s playing really well but hasn’t scored in the league since the derby at Goodison, and it may just be playing on his mind a touch.
“He seems to have lost a little bit of belief in front of goal and I know what that’s like but he’s just got to keep getting into the positions and the goals will flow again soon, I’m sure of it.”
Mane could feature again in Liverpool’s trip to Denmark to face FC Midtjylland in the Champions League on Wednesday.