Sadio Mane: Liverpool attackers love license to roam under Jurgen Klopp... it makes me smile like Ronaldinho
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Sadio Mane has revealed how Liverpool's highly praised forwards are relishing the freedom bestowed on them under manager Jurgen Klopp this season.
The Reds have scored 26 goals in their opening nine games in all competitions - with only leaders Manchester City equalling their haul of 18 in the Premier League .
Players including Mane, Phillipe Coutinho, Daniel Sturridge, Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana have been given license to roam by the charismatic German coach - bringing goals from positions all over the pitch.
Sadio Mane (right), pictured scoring against Arsenal, is relishing playing under Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool's attackers are given freedom to roam - bringing 26 goals from nine games
Mane embraces the German coach after victory against Chelsea on September 16
MANE LEAGUE STATS 16/17
Shot accuracy: 71 per cent
Chances created: 8
Pass accuracy: 79 per cent
Duels won: 54 per cent
Yellow/red cards: 1/0
Speaking to the club's official website, Mane said: 'It's a system where everybody knows their job. Roberto, Coutinho, Studge, Adam… we know each other's game.
'It's become easier for us thanks to working on it and we are enjoying playing this way. Whether I'm starting up front or out wide isn't really the most important thing.
'The manager says be free and then get into dangerous areas where you can hurt the opposition.'
The 24 year-old was in action for Senegal in their 2-0 win over the Cape Verde Islands
Mane revealed that he likes to copy the smile of his Brazil football idol Ronaldinho
Liverpool's impressive start to the campaign - they are currently fourth in the table, trailing City by only two points - has raised a smile in the 24-year-old that has been a hallmark from one of his idols.
'Some people say I don't smile enough. I think that's wrong. I'm usually smiling and having a laugh in training because I enjoy football,' he added.
'Ronaldinho always did that and I've always tried to copy him. I think footballers have plenty of reasons to smile. We have a great job that everybody would like to have.'
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