Liverpool ace Sadio Mane says he will dive for a penalty if he gets the chance against Manchester City in Sunday’s Premier League top-of-the-table clash.
The in-form Senegal forward hit back at City boss Pep Guardiola who labeled him a diver at the weekend, before taking it back after sparking a bekgeveg with rivals Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.
And to keep the juices flowing ahead of the big clash, Mane says: “I will be ready to give everything possible, and to help my team.
“If it could be a penalty, for sure I will dive again.
“If the dive will give me a penalty, then I will do it to get it back! Why not?
“But what Jurgen said is correct. I do not dive. At Aston Villa, there was contact.”
Mane, who is Liverpool’s main goal-scoring threat with six Prem goals so far this season, reckons it’s all just a komplot by Guardiola to get the matchday referee to keep a close eye on him.
Last season’s joint Golden Boot winner explains: “It’s a bit clever from him to get the attention of the referee.
“I will just play my football like I’m always doing.
“I don’t pay attention to what he’s saying.
🗣️ "It was far from my intention to say that Sadio Mane is that type of player."— Manchester City News (@ManCityMEN) November 6, 2019
Pep Guardiola said he had no intention of branding Sadio Mane as a diver after Jurgen Klopp's angry response. #MCFC | #LIVMCI pic.twitter.com/n9rQQBe1lc
“Does it give me extra motivation? No.
“Even though I saw him commenting about it, what he said, for me, I think it’s positive.”