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Sadio Mane has admitted that for Liverpool retaining the Premier League league title in 30 years was now too tall an order given Manchester City’s dominance.
The Reds have been struggling for the past couple of games in the Premier League, amid massive injury crisis.
While speaking to ESPN Brasil, Mane has also outlined his side’s ambition to win a seventh European Cup in Istanbul later this year.
“First of all, before the end of the season I think, not only me, but every single player in the squad has targets,” he said.
“It’s the same for the club. Our target from the beginning was [winning] the Champions League, the Premier League and also cup games.
“And now, I can say it’s over for the Premier League…it’s too much. In our head, our self-belief, it’s always ‘never give up’, and we won’t give up, but for sure, Manchester City are a good team and they’re flying.
“Beyond the top four is now, right now, our main target. But the Champions League, that is our main, main, main target. To win it, not be second, but it won’t be easy.
“You’re going to face the best teams in Europe, but we’re here to beat the best in the world.
“We’ll do everything possible to go forward and win the Champions League.”