Sadio Mane sets Liverpool goals target after last season’s struggles

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Sadio Mane wants to score 30 goals this season.

Sadio Mane has vowed to improve this season following last term’s disappointments (Picture: Getty)

Sadio Mane wants to score 30 goals this season as Liverpool aim to compete in all competitions following a relatively disappointing campaign last term. 

Mane scored 16 goals for the Reds last season, compared to 26 in 2018-19 in what was a year hit by injuries to key players such as Virgil Van Dijk, Jordan Henderson and Joe Gomez. 

Liverpool finished third in the Premier League, 17 points behind eventual winners Manchester City after they went on a record five-game losing streak at Anfield which included defeats to relegation strugglers Burnley, Fulham and Brighton. 

The Senegalese forward admitted that last season wasn’t good enough and has vowed to do much better this year. 

‘I want to score goals, and set up teammates, even to score 30 goals,’ Mane told Liverpool FC.

‘I was so disappointed with last season, and passionately so, as I thought I could have done more. Whereas I might have been scoring between 18 and 22 goals a season, then on that occasion it was no longer the case so, of course, I was going to be disappointed.’

Mane, and the rest of his Liverpool team, struggled last season

Mane has scored one goal already this season (Picture: Getty)

Mane, who has 98 goals for the club and is currently 18th on the all-time top goalscorer list at Anfield, has one goal in the opening three Premier League games this season.

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Despite winning the Champions League in 2019 and the Premier League the following season, Liverpool are already under pressure to deliver more silverware. But Mane understands why the fans are so expectant. 

“In football, things move on very quickly and people forget the past. It’s a shame, but that’s how it is,’ he said.

‘People aren’t always talking about what we have won up to today, and there’s no excuse for relaxing in pursuits of our goals.

‘Of course, the experiences of last season have given all of us even more motivation, and all of us are really fired up to have a terrific season this time around. We were all very keen to get the season underway.’

Liverpool, who have won two and drawn one of their opening three Premier League matches, will travel to Elland Road to play Leeds on September 12th as they look to continue their solid start to the new campaign. 


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