sport news Liverpool forward Sadio Mane offers no excuses after draw

Sadio Mane admits Liverpool can offer no excuses for not starting their Premier League campaign with a win after conceding a last-gasp equaliser at Watford.

The Reds had been on track to take three points from their opening fixture having twice come from behind.

Stefano Okaka and Abdoulaye Doucoure had given the Hornets the lead on two occasions, only for Mane and a Roberto Firmino penalty to draw the visitors level at Vicarage Road.

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane says there can be no excuses for not beating Watford

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane says there can be no excuses for not beating Watford

Liverpool were denied all three points courtesy of a last-minute equaliser from Miguel Britos

Liverpool were denied all three points courtesy of a last-minute equaliser from Miguel Britos

Club-record signing Mohamed Salah marked his debut with what looked set to be the match-winning goal, only for Miguel Britos to bundle in an injury-time leveller to ensure a dramatic 3-3 draw.

Senegal international Mane felt Jurgen Klopp's side played well enough to head back to Anfield with a victory but said there was no way of justifying the final outcome.

'We're disappointed because we deserved to win,' he told Liverpool's official website.

'We should have defended better in this kind of game, it's always complicated with long balls. It's the first game of the season and we're going to try to work hard for the next games.

Mane finished off a sublime move to bring Liverpool level for the first time during the contest

Mane finished off a sublime move to bring Liverpool level for the first time during the contest

Mane was a lively presence for the Reds but the forward line were let down by their defence

Mane was a lively presence for the Reds but the forward line were let down by their defence

Simon Mignolet comes to punch the ball clear under pressure from the Watford high ball

Simon Mignolet comes to punch the ball clear under pressure from the Watford high ball

Mignolet was breached three times, however, with two of the goals coming from set pieces

Mignolet was breached three times, however, with two of the goals coming from set pieces

'No excuses - everybody is fit. We're unlucky we didn't

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