Mane defends under-fire Liverpool man: “He’s my favourite team-mate”


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Liverpool star Sadio Mane has defended his teammate Roberto Firmino, who has been under huge critisims for his recent performance. Mane believes the Brazilian should get more applause than both himself and Mo Salah at Liverpool.

The 29-year-old has scored six goals and grabbed five assists in 25 Premier League games this season. Jamie Carragher said in January he was worried about Firmino’s future at Liverpool.

Mane told ESPN Brasil his pal “deserves more credit” than his fellow forwards.

“He deserves more credit than me and Mo, for sure. But it is part of football, always seeing the goals scored,” Mane said. “But I think without Bobby I don’t see myself or Mo scoring as many goals as we have, to be honest.

“He makes everything easier for us. Brazil is lucky to have Firmino. I always say to Bobby ‘you have to change your nationality and maybe come to Senegal’ – which for me would be a dream! I just love him and he is my favourite team-mate.”


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