Liverpool attacker Sadio Mane has cleared the air about his comments on leaving the club.
The striker hit the headlines on Saturday when he claimed that a chunk of Senegal fans wanted to leave the Premier League giants and he was to honour their wish as he continues to be linked with a move to Bayern Munich.
Sadio Mané scores his 30th and 31st goals for Senegal to become the men’s all-time leading scorer for the country 🇸🇳 pic.twitter.com/tun3jxHthR— B/R Football (@brfootball) June 4, 2022
"I respect the fans and team but 60 to 70 per cent of Senegalese want me to leave Liverpool? I'll do what they want," he told reporters then.
But after becoming his nation's all-time leading goalscorer on Saturday night, Mane said his comments were taken out of context as he said them with humour.
"I spoke yesterday while joking with a bit of humour and it was everywhere. I think we'll stop there. Liverpool is a club I respect a lot. The fans adopted me since day one. Regarding the future, we'll see," he added.
Sadio Mané scores hat trick vs Benin tonight and has become the men’s all-time leading scorer for the Senegal 🇸🇳 National Team— Saddick Adams (@SaddickAdams) June 4, 2022
Sadio Mane 32
Henri Camara 29
Hadji Diouf 24 pic.twitter.com/CEL2ZfgR8g
The player is said not to be happy with his situation at the club as he feels he deserves to be among the top paid players in the team owing to his efforts.