Sadio Mane admits he is mentally tired but says he is ready to start Super Cup against Chelsea

Sadio Mane admits he is mentally tired but is ready to start Liverpool‘s Super Cup clash against Chelsea on Wednesday.

‘For sure, I am ready to start. Let’s do this. Tiredness is only here [points to his head].

‘I don’t think I have had a holiday in seven years, so I’m used to it.’

Sadio Mane admits he is mentally tired but is ready to start Liverpool's Super Cup clash

Sadio Mane admits he is mentally tired but is ready to start Liverpool's Super Cup clash

Sadio Mane admits he is mentally tired but is ready to start Liverpool’s Super Cup clash

The Senegal international had just over a two-week break after reaching the African Cup of Nations final this summer.

The Reds winger missed the whole of pre-season including the Community Shield defeat to Manchester City earlier this month.

Mane came off the bench in Jurgen Klopp’s side’s 4-1 opening day victory over Norwich on Friday.

Virgil van Dijk was also in attendance at the press-conference and was quizzed on no longer being the world’s most expensive defender after Harry Maguire joined Manchester United for £80million.

Van Dijk said in response: ‘The price tag wasn’t a big issue to me. You don’t have any influence on. It happens. 

‘The only thing you can do is put your head down and start playing. That’s what I have been doing and I just keep trying to do that and be a better player.’

Chelsea are coming into the match on the back of a 4-0 thrashing from United on Sunday. 

 

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