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EPL: Liverpool boss Klopp charges Mane to push for Ballon d’Or challenge

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, has called on Sadio Mane to push for the Ballon d’Or.

Klopp believes the 29-year-old striker might need to do more this season if he is to challenge Salah, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski for the title of the world’s best player.

“I have no idea,” admitted Klopp when he was asked if Mane’s heroics in Cameroon should propel him into a contender for the prestigious award.

“I think it depends a lot about the season – and usually you have to win the Champions League.

“I can’t remember who votes for what, but that’s how it seems to work.

“But I couldn’t have more respect for what Sadio did.

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“He is, for sure, now one of the biggest Senegal legends of all-time – and rightly so.

“The pressure on his shoulders was absolutely incredible.

“I usually have no problem with facing pressure but, when he walked to the penalty, I thought that was a really difficult moment in life! He faced it, he mastered it, and rightly got all the praise.

“He was the best player of the tournament. An incredible achievement for him, an incredible achievement for Senegal.”

 

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