Liverpool are currently sixth on the Premier League table with 40 points and according to Sadio Mane, their dreams of defending the title have evaporated.
The Anfield outfit have suffered defeats in each of their previous four matches and right now, they sit five points adrift the fourth spot on the table.
Man City are currently the favourites to win the Premier League crown in May which is why Sadio Mane wants his teammates to shift focus to the Champions League.
“Our target from the beginning was the Champions League, the Premier League and also Cup games. And now, I can say it’s over for the Premier League … it’s too much,” Mane told ESPN, as quoted.
“In our head, it’s always ‘never give up’ and we won’t give up, but for sure, City are a good team and they’re flying.
“The Champions League, that is our main target. To win it, not be second, but it won’t be easy.
“You’re going to face the best teams in Europe, but we’re here to beat the best in the world.”
Liverpool have a 2-0 advantage vs Leipzig from the first leg of the Round of 16 and if there are no major setbacks then the Reds should be progressing to the next round. But winning the UCL still remains a far-fetched dream for the Premier League outfit especially with teams like Man City, Bayern, Juventus and PSG still in it.
Also, Liverpool are dealing with so many injuries and beating a top-class European side with a makeshift line-up is next to impossible.
So, the best possible solution will be for Liverpool to focus on getting back into the top-four in the coming weeks and then give their best in Europe. Next up, Liverpool face Sheffield United in the Premier League and then they welcome Chelsea at Anfield.