Mane: Notwithstanding Coronavirus, Klopp has inspired Liverpool Players

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Sadio Mane scores 14th goal of the season against Wolves at Anfield

Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has praised manager Juergen Klopp for his positivity in the ongoing era of the coronavirus pandemic.

The club’s players presently sit idle with the Premier League on hold and the team face the prospect of missing out on a first championship triumph in 30 years.

The pandemic has placed the future of the 2019/20 campaign in doubt, with Liverpool holding a remarkable 25-point lead at the top of the table, having won 27 of their 29 matches.

The Premier League confirmed last week that the season will only return when the health situation stabilises, leading to some suggestions the campaign could be called null and void.

He (Klopp) is someone who’s really, really positive and right now he’s more positive than ever, which is his strength and which makes him so special,” Mane told Reuters.

“He’s always sending messages to the players to talk about things and he’s always positive, always positive, which is incredible for him.

“Hopefully this season will be not be made void and Liverpool will become (champions). It has been an unbelievable season for me and my team mates and we are 25 points (ahead in the league), which is incredible.”

Mane has been a benefactor in his home village Bambali in Senegal, recently building a hospital and donating 41,000 pounds towards the country’s fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s something I’ve thought about since I was young. In my mind I wanted to do something for my village.

“I grew up there and we were not wealthy and it’s a really, really small village and I know the conditions of life are not optimum.”