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Sadio Mane claims Premier League title race has not been easy

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Sadio Mane has admitted he isn’t aware a Premier League triumph comes with a medal and also claimed the title race has not been easy so far.

Sadio Mane has been influential for Liverpool in a season where they have been totally dominant.

The Reds recently equalled Manchester City’s consecutive win record and that means they are just four wins from being crowned league champions.

Mane looks set to win his first league title since joining Liverpool from Salzburg in 2013.

Despite a couple of injuries this season, the Senegalese has performed brilliantly this season scoring 13 goals and notching six assists in 24 league appearances this term.

And ahead of a potential Premier League win, the 27-year-old has claimed the title race hasn’t been as easy as many have pointed it out to be.

“Easy? Oh, I wish,” he added. “We know the Premier League is the best league in the world and every single game you have to give 100% if you want to win.

“It’s what we always try and I think it’s working very well but we have to keep working hard to get what we want.

Mane also added that he didn’t care about medals and wasn’t even aware he would get one for winning the Premier League.

“I heard yesterday that if we win the league, we will have a medal,” he told BBC Sport.

“I never knew that happened, but I don’t care about medals.”

While the likes of Van Dijk and Salah get the major plaudits, Mane has been up there as one of the most influential players for Liverpool since his arrival.