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Liverpool news: Sadio Mane makes contract revelation and discusses disallowed Arsenal goal

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The flying winger’s current deal at Anfield doesn’t expire until 2021 but negotiations over an extension began in May.

Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino have both been rewarded with new contracts in recent months but Mane is yet to make his official.

And the 26-year-old has made it clear that playing football is his only concern at present.

“I am more focused on the games,” he told the Liverpool Echo.


“Officials are human beings and sometimes we all make mistakes.”


Liverpool star Sadio Mane

“Things like contracts I leave with my agent.

“I am happy and concentrating on giving my best for my team-mates, my manager and the fans.”

Liverpool continued their unbeaten start to the season with a draw yesterday but the result could have been different had Mane’s first-half effort not been controversially chalked off for offside.

But while replays proved the goal should have stood, Mane had sympathy for the officials and refused to point the finger.


Sadio Mane


Liverpool star Sadio Mane is in talks over a new deal at Anfield (Pic: GETTY)

“I haven’t watched it back and to be honest I’m someone who is not really interested in this kind of thing,” he said.

“If you remember, when I scored a goal against West Ham earlier in the season I was offside and that goal counted.

“So if this time I was onside and it didn’t count then you just to deal with it and accept it.

“Officials are human beings and sometimes we all make mistakes.

“I think it was a good game, a difficult game. We were disappointed not to win because we had more clear chances than them.

“We struggled a little bit in the first half. Our pressing was lacking at times and it was too easy for them to pass it around. We needed to be more together.

“The manager changed some things at half-time and we improved in the second half. I know we can do better but a draw at Arsenal is not a bad result and now we have to move forward.”

Sadio Mane


Liverpool star Sadio Mane had a goal wrongly disallowed against Arsenal (Pic: GETTY)

Liverpool are currently third in the Premier League, two points behind leaders Manchester City.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are among the favourites to challenge for the title this term but Mane believes it’s too early to be thinking about league standings.

“Honestly, we are not thinking about Man City or any other team,” he added.

“There is no point putting more pressure on ourselves. It’s still early in the season. We have our work to do and that’s what we are concentrated on.

“We have to take the positives. Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham are very good teams and we have already played them all away and we are still unbeaten. Now we need to try to do even better.”

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