Sadio Mane: Liverpool brazen says ‘I won’t change’ over diving accusations


Mane was requisitioned for diving opposite Aston Villa though went on to measure a 94th-minute winner

Liverpool brazen Sadio Mane says he will not change his character of play, notwithstanding manager Jürgen Klopp carrying to urge him from diving accusations.

Mane, 27, was cautioned in a 37th notation of Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Manchester City trainer Pep Guardiola afterwards seemed to advise some Liverpool players will dive to win games.

“I will never change a approach I’m personification or a approach I’m doing my things,” he said.

“There was hit [at Villa] for sure. Maybe it was not a chastisement and he didn’t give it, and he gave me a yellow card. To be honest we don’t have any problem about it.”

Reds trainer Klopp shielded a Senegal general after his engagement saying: “Sadio is not a diver. There was a conditions in a Aston Villa diversion where he got hit and went down, maybe it was not a chastisement though there was contact. It’s not as if he jumped over a leg and went down.”

Mane joked that if a possibility came again he would dive for a penalty.

He said: “If a ‘dive’ will give me a chastisement afterwards we will do it. Why not? But what Jürgen pronounced is correct. we do not dive.”