Mane said: “If it could be a penalty for sure I will ‘dive’ again.“If the ‘dive’ will give me a penalty then I will do it! Why not?”
“There was contact (at Villa) for sure. Maybe it was not a penalty and he didn’t give it, and he gave me a yellow card. To be honest I don’t have any problem about it.
“It’s what I want to keep doing. If I get a penalty, yeah it’s a penalty.
If no penalty, no penalty, but (it) will never change the way I’m playing or the way I’m doing my things.”
He added: “I think it’s a bit clever from him to get the attention of the referee but I will just play my football like I’m always doing. I don’t pay attention to what he’s saying because it’s part of football.
“No it doesn’t make anything (motivation-wise) for me. Even though I saw him commenting about it, what he said, for me, I think it’s positive.”
The defending Premier League champions trail Klopp’s side by six points but City is the only team to have beaten Liverpool in their past 50 league matches.
“It’s a big game. Everybody’s excited. I can say one of the biggest tests.” Mane Said.
“It will be really important for us to get a positive result and we will be ready, spot-on from the first second until the last. We will give everything possible to win.”