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Borussia Dortmund in hilarious three-word response to Sadio Mane links

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund have quickly put to bed rumours that they could launch a summer approach to sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool.

A quick glance at the Senegal international’s numbers highlights how difficult a campaign it has been. Mane has scored just 14 goals all season, including a measly nine in 34 Premier League matches. That is some drop from the previous high figures that the former Southampton man was posting.

His loss in form has been a big part in Liverpool’s drop-off this season. At their nadir, Liverpool lost five successive home matches and dropped to seventh in the table. A late revival though has been timely and they should now seal a Champions League place.

So bad has Mane’s form been, the forward admitted to taking medical tests to check there was nothing wrong with him. As a result, he has openly admitted this has been the worst season of his career.

“This is the worst season of my career. I have to admit it,” he told French television channel Canal+.

“If you ask me what is wrong I will struggle to give you an answer. Personally I don’t know.

“I’ve always tried to be positive, whether things are going well or badly. I question myself all the time.

“I even underwent a test to take a look at my body. Am I eating the right foods, or has everything changed? But they checked the test results, and everything is fine.

“I need to understand that in life there are ups and downs. I will keep on working hard – and perhaps in time this situation will pass.”

The recent win at Manchester United also saw Mane suffer a new personal low after dodging a fist-bump with Jurgen Klopp. The situation looked bad on camera and drew a strong criticism from Graeme Souness.

That has since seen Mane linked with a summer exit away from Anfield. While still an important player to Liverpool, he is not irreplaceable. To that end, Michael Edwards has been tipped to spring an £80m transfer shock.

One such transfer avenue to open up for Mane is Borussia Dortmund. As per reports on TV 2 Danmark, it was claimed BVB were considering Mane as a replacement for Jadon Sancho. Furthermore, it was claimed an offer of £60.25m was set to be lodged.

That suggestion was put towards the Bundesliga giants by European football journalist Chris Williams. And Dortmund’s response was a pretty amusing one.

“Absolute horse s***,” was all they would say, though the response was reportedly followed up with a rather large belly laugh. They did, however, make it absolutely clear that they have no interest in signing the Liverpool star.

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Klopp keen to get best from Mane

Furthermore, Klopp is also keen to coax the best back out of Mane.

“We all know how good Sadio Mane is and what a player he is,” Klopp said. “The numbers, scoring-wise, are not great for us at the moment. He knows that. With a player with the mindset of Sadio, he wants to do extremely well.

“I’m not concerned but I see it as well, that’s clear. We work on it, that’s the only answer I can give.”

Furthermore, Klopp insists Mane has not been carrying an injury this season. As a result, he insists his struggles are only with himself and in his own head.

“There’s no physical problem for Sadio, not a real one. We all need breaks from time to time but it’s not a general problem.

“If you don’t score for a while then strikers start thinking. And there is a moment when you start thinking exactly the right things again and then it will be fine again. We have to make sure that this time is not too far away.”

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