Unlike his team-mate James Milner, there were no questions of the European Super League for Sadio Mane but he still spoke on a disappointing night for Liverpool.
The Reds drew 1-1 with Leeds at Elland Road. Despite the uncertainty regarding the Champions League going forward, Mane was keen to discuss Liverpool's top four hopes.
Mane who ended his recent goal draught giving Liverpool the lead in the 31st minute of the game, looked in a sombre mood despite his first goal in some time for the Reds. The Senegal forward admitted the top four race would be difficult.
"It's going to be tough. It's going to be tight. Which is normal because it's Premier League."
He expressed Livepool's desire to be in the top four and that the battle was not yet over stating, "We want to be in the top four. So we will do everything possible. And we still have another six games to go so we will see."
Mane admittedly knew Liverpool had wasted opportunities throughout the game, "I think we have the quality, I think we had what it takes to score more goals in the game."
It is very easy to think Sadio Mane was being cryptic with his comments about the desire to reach the top four but it could also be a case of a player who will continue to speak as normal because surrounding events are so uncertain that players like him do not have much other choice.
Even though James Milner's comments were more forthright, this does not mean other players like Mane do not share the same opinions. If anything, Milner's comments echo that of the entire Liverpool team which can also be backed up by Jurgen Klopp's pre match comments on his disinterest for the richer club owners latest venture.