Liverpool striker, Mane, and goalkeeper Loris Karius, say that Liverpool are confident of beating Manchester United Old Trafford on Saturday.
After the Reds brushed aside Portuguese side, FC Porto 5-0 on aggregate in the last 16 of the Champions League, booking a Champions League quarter-final spot, the team is now focused to turn the table against their bitter rivals United to fight for a second spot in Premier League table.
Talking to Sky Sports, Sadio Mane stated: “It will not be easy but I’ve always said we can beat any team in the world,”.
“Honestly they [United] are one of the best teams in England, of course in the world also, but we are as well.
“It’s the dream for every single player to play this kind of game so everyone is looking forward to it.”
Mane’s views are echoed by goalkeeper Loris Karius, who knows how much is riding on this weekend’s clash – for the players and the supporters.
“It’s a very big game for us, for the club, for the fans,” he said.
“Of course they have a good squad and we have respect for them, but we don’t fear anyone. We’re really confident, looking at ourselves and our own abilities; we know we can beat them.
“We want to go directly into the Champions League again, there’s not many places for it and second (place) would be ideal obviously.”