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‘Mane has lost belief; goals will flow again soon’ – Aldridge

Tue 08 December 2020 | 9:46

Sadio Mane has not met the back of the net in the Premier League matches since the clash against Everton.

The Senegal international has “

lost a little bit of belief in front of goal

” after a dry spell in six

Premier League

matches according to

John Aldridge

.

The 28-year-old has only found the target once in the battle against Everton in 11 competitions this season.

Mane

has had 86 strikes through 186 outings which proves that he has the qualifications to get back on his track at some point but the Prolific record-breaking striker Aldridge believes it’s not the same without the Senegalese star’s spark.

After Mane not finding the back of the net once again in the thumping 4-0 victory for

Liverpool

, Aldridge said: “

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.

“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

.”

While Mane was busy not scoring against Wolves, the Reds were pleased to have 2,000 supporters at Anfield.

He added: “

It was brilliant and quite emotional to see supporters back in Anfield for the first time since the pandemic struck and there's no doubt at all it helped the players.

“As Jurgen Klopp said, Liverpool fans always raise the bar and whether people like it or not, that's the truth. Our people are special and showed it again on Sunday night.

“As a player, you're always going to respond to that and it really was wonderful to see and hear.

“There's a big carrot for fans now because, if people stick to what they've been told to do, bit-by-bit hopefully we can get more of them back in the ground sooner rather than later.

“That's the incentive for people to act sensibly in the build-up to Christmas and over the holidays and if they do, hopefully we will see the numbers of fans allowed into the ground rise which is what we all want.

“We really don't want to see it get knocked back again because you could see against Wolves what it meant to the team and the manager to have 2,000 in so, if everyone plays their part, hopefully it can be 15,000 soon and more after that.

“But the only way that can happen is if people do what they have to do to beat this virus so let's everyone bear that in mind.”


source: SportMob

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