Liverpool’s Sadio Mane tells Real Madrid ‘goals are coming’ in Champions League final

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Liverpool’s Sadio Mane has warned Real Madrid he is hungry for goals in the Champions League final.

Senegal international Mane has struck 19 times this season and wants more as the Reds take on the holders in Kiev on Saturday.

“I think more goals are coming,” Mane said. “Of course I am happy, but as a striker you’d love to score every single game to help your team.

“Now we have one more important game, so why not try to do our best, score for the team and win the trophy?”

Mane, 26, has been part of a formidable Liverpool trio this season. Mohamed Salah has led the way with 44 goals, while Roberto Firmino has weighed in with 27.

“Like I have always said, I have always been enjoying playing alongside these great players,” he said. “They make everything easier for me. I am a lucky boy.

“But we always talk about the front three. Don’t forget it starts from the guys behind. They make it easier.

“The power of Liverpool Football Club is the collective. We always do everything together — this is our power.”

Real, chasing a third successive European crown, are favourites, but Mane is confident that Liverpool have the quality to win.

“It was not easy, especially from having the playoff against Hoffenheim and the group stage, but now we are in the final,” he said. “Maybe that is a surprise for many people, but for us it’s something we have always believed in.

“Of course it will not be easy because we know they have experience and also they have qualities in the team. We respect them a lot but we also have players and staff to beat any team in the world.”