Mane flying as Liverpool look to go second in Premier League

Roberto Firmino was cleared of racially abusing Mason Holgate

Jurgen Klopp says it is "not a secret" that Liverpool want to secure Sadio Mane's future.

Victory for the reigning champions would mean the champions elect would need just five wins from their remaining eleven games to clinch the title while a home win would surely just delay the inevitable.

Liverpool's Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their third goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen first leg football match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal on February 14, 2018.

Liverpool and West Ham both had last weekend off because of the FA Cup so they should be nice and focused heading into the final 11 league games of the season. Beyond that, though, I believe we have players who can exploit you if you let your guard down. "Now I am looking forward to continuing to give my best, as I have done all of the time even when I have not been at my best".

Officials announced there was insufficient evidence to uphold an allegation of "discriminatory conduct" during the Merseyside derby clash.

Despite his heroics in Portugal, Mane has been the least prolific of Liverpool's current front three, with 12 goals to his name this season compared with 21 for Firmino and 30 for the outstanding Mohamed Salah.

West Ham fans may not be overly impressed with the signings of two relatively unknown youngsters when the rest of the Premier League is splashing the cash, but targeting promising talents mixed in with proven quality has to be the blueprint for the Hammers.

"When I first came he had an injury for a month after coming back from Mexico, I don't think he was in the best condition then".

West Ham are unbeaten in their last three away games in all competitions at Liverpool, drawing the last two (W1 D2).

"I am absolutely not happy", he told reporters ahead of Saturday's match against West Ham at Anfield.

"The fact we want to keep the players together is not a secret".

The Irons have a number of injury problems to deal with, with key defender Winston Reid still struggling with a throat infection.

Arthur Masuaku remains suspended after receiving a six-game ban for spitting.

Michail Antonio has scored in three of his four appearances in all competitions against Liverpool for West Ham, including in both of his games in the Premier League.



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