Sadio Mane has discussed the possibility of Liverpool being denied the Premier League title, admitting he would understand if current circumstances dictate that the club are not crowned champions.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were closing in on a first league title in three decades prior to the suspension of football amid the coronavirus crisis, enjoying a record-breaking start to the campaign to open up a 25-point advantage, the Reds needing just six more points from the remaining nine games to clinch the title.
However, the remainder of the Premier League season remains uncertain, with a realistic possibility being that the campaign may be cancelled as the world attempts to combat the spread of the deadly virus.
Mane – who has netted 14 times in the league this season – admits he is desperate to return to the pitch and secure the victories required to crown Liverpool champions, but says the importance of football matters little at present with millions around the world affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I love my job and I love football, I want to win on the pitch,” Mane told talkSport.
“I want to win the games and I want to get the trophy, it’s what I would love. But with this situation, whatever happens, I will understand.
“It has been difficult for Liverpool, but it has been more difficult for many millions of people around the world. Some people have lost family members and that is the more complicated situation.
“But for myself, it’s my dream and I want to win it this year. If that’s not the case, I will accept, it’s part of life. Hopefully, we will win it next year.”