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Klopp: Things are becoming more natural for Mane

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Liverpool star Sadio Mane is enjoying one of the best moments of his career as things are becoming more natural for him, says Jurgen Klopp.

Mane bagged a brace in the Reds 5-0 thumping of Watford including an “unbelievable” backheel effort that showed his confidence.

“I don’t think there’s a big improvement. Sadio is coming to an age where things are becoming more natural for him. He’s not having to convince people now,” Klopp told LFC.TV ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby against Everton.

“We all know that he’s a world class player, and he has started realising that for himself. Mix it up with his attitude and his work rate, it can be a really decent career – even better than it was to now.

“He’s a good boy and he has these skills. For goalscoring you need moments, you need a bit of luck. The backheel goal was not only a backheel, but it was also over Foster’s shoulder. Goalscoring, there is always a little bit of luck involved, and when you have it in a moment like this, you have to use it.

“He always had the quality. He scored a lot of goals for us and if not then he was always a proper threat, who gave us the space to score from another area.

“He’s in a good moment of his career, and he’s in the best age group now, which they all are. Now he should continue and develop in the next few years because there is still a lot to come from these boys.”

A win for Liverpool against Everton will see them maintain their one-point advantage over Man City.