Last season, Liverpool won the Champions League (or its earlier equivalent) for the sixth time in their history.
It was a great achievement, and the first time they had done it since 2005, but there is one trophy that keeps eluding them, and that’s the Premier League.
The trophy as we know it has never gone to Anfield, mostly ending up at Old Trafford during the Sir Alex Ferguson era, before jumping around the Etihad and Stamford Bridge with a brief surprising stop in Leicester.
This time around, however, Jürgen Klopp and co. have set their sights on the much coveted title, and have made the perfect start to their campaign by winning their first eight games, scoring 20 goals and conceding just six.
They now hold an eight point lead on their title rivals Manchester City, but that means very little this early in the season, and it’s something Sadio Mané and his teammates are well aware of.
Speaking to Canal Plus Sport this week, the forward explained his club’s ambition for the campaign, and knows few slip ups are allowed.
He said: “It’s clear that we have an objective this year, and that’s the league. Like I said earlier, there are a lot of expectations now. It’s up to us. We’ll have to be wary of Manchester City until the end because last year it happened, we had a seven point lead and we let them come back and even overtake us.
“So I think it’s important in life to take lessons from this, but sometimes things are easy in football, with a lot of injuries at times and drops in form, and we’ll try to manage the situation until the end of the season or even a bit earlier. Of course it’s our aim to win the Premier League this season”.