Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted to being ‘a little surprised’ by forward Sadio Mane‘s absence from the PFA Player of the Year shortlist.
Sadio Mane has played a vital role in the Liverpools’ charge for the Premier League top four this season, contributing directly to 18 goals – 13 of his own and a further five assists.
Told that the former Southampton ace is not in the running for the accolade, Klopp repsonded: “He isn’t? Who makes this nomination?”
After being told of the six nominees, the German added: “They are all good players. A few players could have been nominated. It is a little surprising [about Mane’s omission].”
Mane will play no further part in Liverpool’s season after injuring his knee in the recent Merseyside derby win over Everton.