Liverpool ace Sadio Mane believes victory over Champions League opponents RB Leipzig has set the standard.
Liverpool put up a solid performance against the Bundesliga side in Hungary, which saw Mohamed Salah and Mane bag second-half goals to win the first leg of their round 16 tie at the Puskas Arena on Tuesday.
“I think it wasn’t an easy game. We have had a really tough time but we never doubted [ourselves],” Mane told the club’s official website.
“We knew it wouldn’t be an easy game from the beginning and it’s not a surprise for us, so we are doing our best, we keep fighting like we can and tonight we showed our character.
“We played good football, even though it wasn’t our best, but at least tonight I think we deserved to win.
“For us it’s extra motivation [the recent tough spell]. As I said, it’s not easy for us but it doesn’t make us bad and for sure this is sometimes normal.
“We know what to do now and I think we have to play every single game [with] this kind of performance, otherwise it won’t be easy for us. Let’s do our best and try every game to be like our best.”