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Mane: Experience can help Liverpool win title

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Liverpool striker Sadio Mane believes the squad’s experience will prove to be a valuable asset in the Premier League title battle.

The Senegal international scored the match-winner in last weekend’s thrilling 4-3 win against Crystal Palace to help Liverpool maintain their four-point lead over Manchester City.

It marked a second successive victory for the Reds, who now appear to be back on course after suffering back-to-back defeats at the beginning of 2019.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are seemingly set for a two-horse race against defending champions City in the Premier League this season with Tottenham having lost ground recently in third-place.

“We have experience now,” Mane told the club website.

“Of course we are confident if we’re winning – but not too much, we know what can happen. We are still professional footballers and we’re still going to try to take it game by game.

“The season is long and we have many games. Making pressure for ourselves doesn’t help. Why not just try to win games until the end of the season?”

Early cup exits at the hands of Chelsea and Wolves appear to have done the Liverpool team a favour as they can enjoy a little extra time to recover, while their rivals will all compete in the FA Cup across this weekend.

This also provides an opportunity for injured stars like Dejan Lovren and Trent Alexander-Arnold to properly recover.

Meanwhile, the Reds could receive another welcome boost soon in Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s expected return before the end of the campaign.

“It’s good for us to have a few days off and get a few injured players back because now there’s quite a lot,” added Mane.

“We still have a strong team. (And) the other players are going to give their best for the team.”

Klopp’s side will next take on Leicester City at Anfield on January 30 in the Premier League.