Mane, Firmino

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane insists he will be ready to start Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Chelsea.

Sadio Mane

Mane returned to training last Monday after being given a 16-day break following Senegal’s run to the Africa Cup of Nations final, where they were beaten 1-0 by Algeria.

When he asked whether he’s ready to go against Chelsea in Istanbul, he said he’s pumped up.

“I think I am ready. Tiredness I think is here [pointing to his head],” he revealed at a news conference on the eve of Wednesday’s match.

“For sure I have been playing for a long time. I don’t think I’ve had a holiday of more than 20 days in seven years.

“I’m used to it. For sure, I’m ready. I’m here. Let’s do it!”