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Sadio Mane reveals secret to Liverpool's devastating attacking trio

Sadio Mane

has praised his relationship with and , as he says their close friendship is what makes Liverpool's front-three work so well.

's side are in pole position for the top four, whilst the second-leg of their Champions League semi-final tie with is scheduled for Wednesday night, with the Reds holding a 5-2 advantage.

Much of the success this season has been down to Liverpool's attacking trio, who have scored 88 goals in all competitions this campaign.

Despite and leading the way in the goalscoring charts with 42 and 27 respectively, Mane has also enjoyed the most productive season in his career, so far. The Senegalese winger has netted 18 times for the Reds.

And Mane believes it is the unselfish approach and close bond he has with the duo that has made them so effective.

“I think the secret is that we are close friends with each other,” he said.

“I always love to play alongside these great players because we understand each other so well.

“We try to move for each other. It gets easier for us the more we train together and the more we know each other.

“It is great fun to have players like Mo and Roberto near me. It is always enjoyable.

“I am always happy to give an assist to my friend.

“You can see it on the pitch. I always look for Mo and Roberto and they always look for me. I think this makes us a better team.”

The Liverpool forward missed Saturday’s Premier League fixture with after sustaining an injury in the first leg against , but should be fit for the trip to Italy.

“Sadio did not play but he will be fine for Wednesday,” said Klopp immediately after the goalless draw with the Potters at Anfield.

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