That Five-Zero mauling at Manchester City at the beginning of September when Mane was once pink carded, signalled a damning length of force and melancholy for boss Jurgen Klopp.
But the ahead, suspended for 3 fits for his excessive boot problem on City keeper Ederson, returns to motion at Spartak Moscow on Tuesday night time with a transparent message that the doubters can have hurtful phrases rammed back down their throats.
Mane, 25, believes that Liverpool have a squad proficient sufficient to overcome any opponent both at house or out of the country.
And he leaps to the defence of a rear-guard bearing the brunt of the barbs aimed at Klopp for now not recruiting a high-profile centre-back in the summertime.
Mane stated: “I’m assured that we will be able to beat any person within the Premier League and particularly in Europe the place we will be able to beat any workforce there, too.
“It is just too early to mention that we will be able to win the Champions League for the 6th time however we’re right here to do our easiest and win trophies for the membership.
“And we nonetheless imagine we now have a just right defence. The entire workforce must take duty as a result of if we ranking extra objectives than the opposition we win the sport. We don’t have an issue in defence.”
The Senegal flyer has excelled in a profession which has taken him from Metz, Red Bull Salzburg and Southampton to Merseyside however can’t imagine his whirlwind existence beneath difficult process grasp Klopp.
Mane remains to be catching his breath, actually, after simply 15 months at Anfield following his £34 million arrival.
Is it the quickest soccer he’s ever been excited about? It’s undoubtedly a regime that Mane reckons has made him the fittest in his complete profession.
The Liverpool celebrity added: “Yes in all probability it’s the quickest. We have nice high quality within the workforce, nice gamers. It is a pleasure to play along they all.
“We paintings arduous in coaching. And no, I’ve by no means labored tougher and that is the fittest I’ve ever been. I’m more than pleased right here however so is everybody else.
“It is a more than pleased membership. We are all seeking to do our easiest for the membership. Will we run out of steam earlier than the season ends? No, I don’t suppose we can.
“Everyone is more than pleased to place the hassle in. We are a are compatible and wholesome crew so seeing out the season at our tempo must now not be an issue for us.”
A big participant within the pace gadget is Brazilian Philippe Coutinho and Mane has been probably the most many to welcome his team-mate back with open hands after a summer season of primary gives to hand over for Barcelona.
Mane stated: “We are more than pleased to have him right here and he’ll no doubt lend a hand us to reach good fortune this season. He has had an ideal reception since he got here back into the workforce.
“He is a brilliant participant and to get the danger to play with him and the opposite nice gamers right here at Liverpool is implausible.
“Barcelona need nice gamers and it’s commonplace that golf equipment will need gamers like him. But he’s nonetheless right here with us and we are hoping he’ll do smartly with us.”