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Mane on positive vibes in Marbella and the desire to win the UCL

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Andy Robertson during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on April 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
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Sadio Mane has described the atmosphere in Marbella as good and positive as Liverpool continue preparations ahead of the Champions League final with Tottenham Hotspur on June 1.

The Reds touched down in Spain on Monday night and undertook their first training session of the camp on Tuesday morning.

Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com, Mane spoke of his Premier League Golden Boot run and the desire to win titles with the club starting with the Champions League.

“I am very happy to win it. I always try to score as many goals as I can for the team; for me, that’s the most important thing [helping the team].

“We were a bit unlucky because we wanted to win the league – this was our target – but in football, we try and try again. It didn’t happen this time, but we have the experience [of a title race] and now we are in a final, which is another target that’s very important for us.

“The league is behind us, Manchester City did so well and for sure they deserved it. We tested them, but we have to say congratulations and now we look forward to the final. It’s a big target for the season and hopefully, we can do it.”

Ahead of the final with Spurs, the Senegalese skipper believes the Reds are well placed to claim their sixth European title considering their experience and desire to win.

“We have some experience about it and we know how it is because we were there last year and were unlucky we didn’t win, although Real [Madrid] were very good.

“We are feeling really, really positive and for us, it would be a big, big thing [to win it]. Tottenham and ourselves are both really young, but we both have lots of experience and have played every kind of game.

“It is exciting and we want to win it, for sure – everybody knows. We’re not here to think twice about it, we’re just going to go there to try to win it.”