Sadio Mane admits that he has suffered a roller-coaster campaign after being punished in a one-on-one clash with goalkeeper Ederson in their 5-0 defeat to Manchester City in September.
After his three-match suspension, Mane received a hamstring injury and looked short of confidence for several weeks.
When asked whether his red card affected him, “Yeah, it was not my wish but it happened.”
“It was tough on me but it is part of football and can happen. I never doubted how I could help the team and I never stopped working hard every day in training.
“I always tried to remain balanced, even when it was not working, because it is my job and I have to do it.
“I don’t know how to describe it but it can happen to every single player and in my mind I was relaxed that it will change.”