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‘Worst season of my career’ – Mane admits Liverpool struggles

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The Senegal international has just three goals in his last 13 games, with his productivity level having suffered a fall this term.

Sadio Mane admits 2020/21 has been the “worst season of my career” but cannot quite put his finger on the reason behind the slip in his standards.

Mane was a mainstay in the Liverpool team that conquered the Premier League and the Champions League, scoring 48 goals and supplying 17 assists over the past two seasons.

The winger, however, has been far from his best this term. He has found the net just 14 times in 44 games in all competitions so far in 2020/21.

In light of his underwhelming form, there are talks that Jurgen Klopp considering moving on from the man he signed for a little less than €40 million from Southampton five years ago.

“This is the worst season of my career. I have to admit it,” said Mane, speaking to Canal Plus.

“If you ask me what is wrong I will struggle to give you an answer. Personally I don’t know.

“I have always tried to be positive, whether things are going well or badly.

“I question myself all the time. I even underwent a test to take a look at my body. Am I eating the right foods, or has everything changed? But they checked the test results, and everything is fine.

“I need to understand that in life there are ups and downs. I will keep on working hard – and perhaps in time this situation will pass.”