Sadio Mane insists Liverpool's recent run of frustrating form 'can happen' and fully expects his teammates to produce a reaction.

The Reds are without a win in four matches, with defeats at Manchester City and Leicester City sandwiching successive home draws against Sevilla and Burnley.

Mane has missed the past two games due to a domestic suspension and will complete his ban when Jürgen Klopp’s side return to King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Saturday.

But the Senegal international is confident Liverpool can halt their winless run and resume the level of performance on show before the international break.

He told ESPN: “Sometimes it can happen in football, but the most important thing is the reaction and it is important to do that. We have a great team and great qualities in the team, and I think we will [respond].

“These kinds of results can happen in any team, but we will do our best to change the situation. We will try to take it game by game.”

Mane will make his comeback when Liverpool journey to Russia for the second fixture of their Champions League Group E campaign, against Spartak Moscow on Tuesday.

And the No.19 knows the importance of gaining a positive result after being held to a 2-2 draw when Sevilla visited Anfield earlier this month.

“It is very exciting to be playing in the Champions League because it is the dream of every player in the world,” the forward said.

“It’s a big competition in Europe and we have played one game already against Sevilla and did not get the result we wanted.

“Now we have to go to Spartak, but why not go there and win? I know they are a good team. They would not be in the Champions League if they weren’t.”