‘We do not miss Sadio Mane’ — Liverpool's Andy Robertson

PREMIER LEAGUE ‘We do not miss Sadio Mane’ — Liverpool's Andy Robertson

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 16:00 - 19.03.2023
Liverpool defender Andy Robertson is adamant the club’s struggles have nothing to do with the departure of Sadio Mane last summer.

Sadio Mane left Liverpool last season for the Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, after a six-year spell at Anfield, where he won every trophy available to him at the club.

Former Liverpool and current Bayern Munich star Sadio Mane
Bayern Munich striker Sadio Mane

In his absence, Liverpool have struggled to hit the same heights, especially as a cohesive attacking force. 

The Reds went into the 2022/23 campaign as one of the favourites to win the Premier League title, but as things stand, will count themselves lucky to finish in the top four.

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Jurgen Klopp's men suffered further humiliation in the Champions League to Real Madrid who showed no mercy as they thumped the Reds 6-2 on aggregate.

 A two-legged affair that included a 5-2 first-leg humbling in front of the loyal Anfield supporters.

Robertson says Liverpool do not miss Sadio Mane

Despite all of these disappointments, Andy Robertson insists Liverpool's problems are not down to Mane's departure.

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When asked on BBC Radio 5 Live whether Liverpool miss Mane, Robertson replied: "To be honest, no.

"Don't get me wrong, I had a fantastic relationship with Sadio in terms of me and him down the left-hand side for five years. He was a joy to play with, every game.

"But we've got fantastic players that can play in those positions. We brought in Darwin [Nunez], who has been really good to start.

"We've got Luis Diaz who has obviously been injured and re-injured and things like that, which is difficult. Diogo Jota can play there, who's also got injured.

"We have been a little bit unlucky with injuries, I think once we get them back fully fit then yeah.”

Critics have highlighted Klopp’s failure to replace Mane effectively as one of the reasons for the downturn in fortune this season and the jury remains out on the likes of new arrivals, Cody Gakpo and Darwin Nunez.

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