Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs Everton

Next Liverpool’s Sadio Mane happy to stay central in Merseyside derby vs EvertonSadio Mane said he is looking forward to leading the Liverpool attack Merseyside derby against Everton at the Goodison Park on Sundayadvertisement Reuters LiverpoolMarch 2, 2019UPDATED: March 2, 2019 16:53 IST Sadio Mane said that the Merseyside derby is like any other game (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSLiverpool face Everton Merseyside derby at the Goodison Park on SundayLiverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester CitySadio Mane is excited to lead the attack in the all-important matchLiverpool forward Sadio Mane is happy to continue in his central role if the team need him to after scoring twice in Wednesday’s 5-0 Premier League victory over Watford.Filling in for injured striker Roberto Firmino, Senegalese Mane headed in from close range in the first half before adding to his tally with a cheeky back-heel effort.Firmino has shaken off an ankle injury and could return for the Merseyside derby at Everton on Sunday.”I was lucky to score two but honestly I don’t mind,” Mane told Sky Sports. “I’m happy to play left or right side but if the team or the coach needs me as a striker, I’ll try again.”.”To be honest I was surprised. I never played there before, I was nervous.”Title-chasing Liverpool have 69 points from 28 games, one more than Manchester City who could regain the lead after their match at Bournemouth on Saturday.Liverpool edged Everton 1-0 when the teams played earlier this season and Mane is well aware of the importance of the fixture in the title race.”Of course, it is one of the more important derbies because we know what we want this season,” Mane said.”But after all it’s like any other game. We need to focus and give everything to win it.”Also Read | Everyone knows I’d like to stay: Solskjaer hopes to remain Manchester United managerAlso Read | Sergio Ramos will regret deliberate yellow card if we win: Ajax midfielder De JongFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Tags :Follow Sadio ManeFollow Liverpool vs EvertonFollow Merseyside derbyFollow Goodison ParkFollow LiverpoolFollow Everton read more