Sadio Mané has reiterated his love for Liverpool and has put to bed once and for all any doubt that he was contemplating leaving the Reds.
Despite only signing a long term contract in November of last year, the Senegal star was linked to Real Madrid in the summer with Zinedine Zidane a declared fan of his.
However, knowing that the club was on the verge of something special, the thought of leaving never really had crossed his mind.
The Mirror (via Complex) reported Mané as saying:
“I really struggle to describe how happy I am to be here.
“To be honest, I’m really happy to be a part of the club, the family here.
“We have the best fans in the world here, so I’m always so thankful for the support.
“It’s not just great for me too – it gives the whole squad more motivation to perform.
"It keeps us hungry to get better and better together - I really struggle to describe how happy I am to be here.
Mane said the squad have specific goals that they want to accomplish this season.
“It’s very early to say of course, but our target, as everyone knows, is to win the league this season.
“We’re targeting the Champions League as well.
Mane reflected on the memory of winning his first piece of silverware for the club in June and the reaction from the fans will be something he will never forget.
From a young age, it’s been my dream to win these kind of trophies.
“After scoring in it the season before but losing, going on to win it is an incredible feeling. I could not believe it!
“When we came back to Liverpool with the trophy, it was just incredible to discover how much it meant to the people here. The mood of the city was just crazy!
“Winning it and seeing how much it meant has given us all more motivation this season to perform, and win more trophies for this club.
“From a young age, it’s been my dream to win these kind of trophies.
Mane has continued on from his outstanding form of last season despite a busy off-season of international duty and his confidence is sky high.
“I’m in a good stage of my career for sure, and I feel the whole squad is thinking the exact same right now.
“I’m trying to keep up my consistency now, and just work hard to keep up the high levels expected of us”