Liverpool left-back Andy Robertson is adamant their struggles this season aren’t due to Sadio Mane’s departure final summer time.
After a six-year keep at Anfield, Mane opted to hitch Bayern Munich on the finish of the 2021/22 season having gained each trophy out there to him throughout his time on Merseyside.
In his absence, Liverpool have underwhelmed. The Reds went into the 2022/23 marketing campaign as one of many favourites to win the Premier League title, however will now do properly to complete within the high 4.
Jurgen Klopp’s males have been dumped out of the UEFA Champions League following a 6-2 mixture loss to Actual Madrid in a rematch of final yr’s closing, whereas they have been eradicated within the fourth rounds of each the FA Cup and Carabao Cup.
However Robertson insists Liverpool’s issues aren’t all the way down to Mane’s sudden exit.
When requested on BBC Radio 5 Dwell whether or not Liverpool miss Mane, Robertson replied: “To be sincere, no.
“Do not get me improper, I had a implausible relationship with Sadio by way of me and him down the left-hand aspect for 5 years. He was a pleasure to play with, each sport.
“I beloved enjoying with him, we linked rather well. He helped me going again, the way in which I helped him going ahead. And yeah we linked up rather well. When he left, there was in all probability no-one extra gutted than me due to the connection we had.
“However we have got implausible gamers that may play of their positions. We introduced in Darwin [Nunez], who has been actually good to begin.
“We have got Luis Diaz who has clearly been injured and re-injured and issues like that, which is troublesome. Jots [Diogo Jota] can play there, who’s bought injured.
“We now have been a bit bit unfortunate with accidents, I feel as soon as we get them again totally match then yeah.
“Look, Sadio was a beautiful participant, a Liverpool legend however he needed to go and he went to Bayern Munich and we want him all the perfect.
“We have to choose up the items and I feel we have got the gamers to do this.”