LONDON, Jan 3 (Pakistan Point News - APP - 03rd Jan, 2017 ) : Sadio Mane believes he is leaving Liverpool in good shape as he prepares to spearhead Senegal's Africa Cup of Nations challenge. The 24-year-old -- whose goal in the 2-2 draw with Sunderland on Monday was his ninth for Liverpool since his #34million ($41.7m, 40.1m Euros) move from Southampton -- says the squad is strong enough to make up for him playing at African football's showpiece tournament in Gabon.
Mane leaves Liverpool in second position in the table, five points adrift of leaders Chelsea, who can go eight points clear if they beat Spurs on Wednesday. "It won't be easy for me to leave because I would like to help them until the end of the season," he told LFCTV. "But I wish them good luck. We have a strong team and I think it won't be a problem. They will do it. "I think we are in a good position. The draw is okay, but now the most important thing is the reaction. Everybody knows that and we are ready for the next game," added Mane, whose handball six minutes from time gifted Sunderland a penalty which was converted by Jermain Defoe for a share of the points.