Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has clarified that he is content with the Reds despite the regular transfer links with Real Madrid. The Senegal international has formed an excellent attacking trident alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah over the past 18 months and their form has enhanced the Reds’ prospects of bagging a maiden Premier League crown.

In an interview covered by World Soccer, the attacker clarified that he does not get into the speculation which has regularly linked him with a move away from Anfield. He added that his concerns remain solely with the Merseyside outfit and he is hoping to make a mark in the club’s history by guiding them to regular silverware.

He said: “Speculation is part of football. You just learn to live with it and not to take it too seriously. All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby… it seemed like everyone was signing contracts and they were saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I said to each of them: ‘Don’t worry bro, I will sign’.’ ‘And what did I do? I signed… so they are pleased now!’ I’m very happy here and I think people are happy with me too. We want to write our names alongside the many great ones in the story of this club. Hopefully it’s the beginning of something special.”

Mane joined the Reds from Southampton during the summer of 2016 and he has since become one of the first names on the club’s teamsheet. Up to now, the Senegalese has contributed 43 goals from over 100 appearances for the club and the faithful will be hoping that he can continue with the same vein of form during the forthcoming months as the club hunt for the Premier League title. The Reds are currently holding a four-point gap over Manchester City at the top of the standings. They are scheduled to host Leicester City in the midweek league action.