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Mane: Liverpool are destined to win the Champions League

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Sadio Mane feels Liverpool are destined for Champions League glory in Saturday’s final against Tottenham in Madrid.

Mane has contributed towards seven goals on route to Liverpool’s second successive final in the competition this weekend.

The Reds have suffered their fair share of ups and downs in the competition this season. They only managed to escape Group C on goal difference from Napoli and lost the first leg of their semi-final tie to Barcelona 3-0.

But an incredible 4-0 comeback win at Anfield in the return fixture against Barcelona sent the Liverpool into the final.

Jurgen Klopp’s men now hope to make amends for last year’s defeat to Real Madrid by winning the club’s sixth Champions League title at the second attempt.

On whether it feels like destiny is calling, Mane told talkSPORT: “I think, yeah. It’s a good sign for sure.

“After the first leg of the Barcelona game, nobody didn’t expect us to get through and we did it.

“So we have a chance and we will fight for it.

“We were disappointed last season because we wanted to win, but at the same time we took the positives and we came back [to the final] this year as well.

“So I think we will use our experience to win this year.

“We’re looking forward to this big challenge.”

Mane has scored four goals and provided three assists in 12 Champions League outings this term.

The Senegalese forward, who scored against Real in Kiev, will likely get the nod to start up front alongside Mohamed Salah and the recovered Roberto Firmino.

The final between Spurs and Liverpool will be played at Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano. Kick-off will begin at 21:00 (CET) on Saturday.