Sadio Mane feels Anfield could be his lucky ground after the Liverpool forward continued his rich vein of goalscoring form on home soil against Watford.
Mane netted twice as the Reds produced another irresistible attacking display to beat the Hornets 6-1 and move top of the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.
The Senegal international’s brace took his tally to six goals in 10 top-flight appearances for Jürgen Klopp’s team following his summer transfer from Southampton, with his record at Anfield now standing at five goals in five games.
When asked after the game to pinpoint what it is about L4 that brings out the best in him, Mane told Liverpoolfc.com: “I think Anfield is really lucky because I’m scoring every time!
“But I’m just happy. The most important thing is the three points and we got it today so everybody is really happy.”
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Mane, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino have forged a strong understanding while operating as Liverpool’s front three this season, and the trio’s goals on Sunday mean they have each netted six times in all competitions in 2016-17.
The No.19 explained that any friendly rivalry to be the Reds’ leading marksman can only be a good thing for the team, while also expressing his delight at how quickly his on-pitch relationship with the Brazilian duo has developed.
“I think competition, if it helps the team win, is very positive and we’re going to keep scoring for the team,” Mane added.
“It’s very important that everybody knows each other and everybody is enjoying playing for this amazing club.
“It’s also important to score for the team and we’re just trying to work hard in training every day and after the game it can be easy.”
Liverpool now sit at the summit of the Premier League for the first time since May 2014, but Mane is refusing to get carried away - despite saying, with a tongue-in-cheek grin, that the Reds could stay top by winning every one of their matches until the end of the season.
“I think it’s too early to talk about what’s going to happen but we’re going to try and take it game by game - and why not win all our games until the end of the season?!” he said.
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