sport news Sadio Mane says goal against Burnley was a big boost

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane admits he has been given a confidence boost by his stunning strike at Burnley.

The Senegal international smashed home with his weaker left foot for only his second Premier League goal since August.

Mane was Liverpool's stand-out performer last season with 13 goals, one behind top scorer Philippe Coutinho despite missing a month at the African Nations Cup and having his season ended on April 1 by a knee injury.

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was given a major confidence when he scored against Burnley

Liverpool star Sadio Mane was given a major confidence when he scored against Burnley

This campaign, which has been disrupted by suspension and a hamstring problem, he has been outshone by summer signing Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Coutinho.

He has appeared lacking in confidence in recent weeks but his goal at Turf Moor showed none of that and it has given the 25-year-old a much-needed lift.

'It was important for myself and the team,' he told Press Association Sport.

'I am trying to give my best to help the team. At the moment it is not easy, it was very difficult.

Mane scored his first Premier League goal since August when he scored in the 2-1 win

Mane scored his first

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