Mane names his favourite teammate

English Premier League

Sadio Mane has named his favourite Liverpool teammate, who he jokingly wants to to switch his nationality and play for Senegal.

Mane has established himself as one of Europe's top forward in recent seasons alongside Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah.

The Reds trio have helped the club win the UEFA Champions League, Premier League and Club World Cup over the past two years, but Mane has reserved some special praise for Firmino.

"I don't know, but this year, he hasn't given me any assists yet," the Senegalese told ESPN Brasil.

"I say: 'Why don't you give me more assists? I think I already gave some to you.'

"But, of course, he always gave me a lot of assists. So, thanks, Bobby, and in the next few games, I'll do everything I can to give you some. He deserves more credit than me and Mo, for sure.

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"He's always seeing (opportunities for) goals, but I think, without Bobby, I don't see myself or Mo scoring as many goals as we do, to be honest. Because he makes everything easier for us.

"I think Brazil are just lucky to have Firmino. I'd love to… I always say 'Bobby, you have to change your nationality and come to Senegal', which for me would be a dream.

"I just love him. And as a teammate I think he's my favourite teammate. I love him."