Sadio Mane Explains How Liverpool Have Helped Muslim Players During Ramadan

Sadio Mane Explains How Liverpool Have Helped Muslim


Sadio Mane has disclosed that Liverpool’s typical training routine has been altered to accommodate Muslim players participating in Ramadan.

Ramadan started on the evening of April 1 and will conclude in the evening of May 1.

During Ramadan, Muslims customarily fast from dawn until dusk. Followers are supposed to refrain from eating and drinking throughout this time of fasting.

Liverpool has a number of notable Muslim players, including Mane, Mo Salah, Ibrahima Konate, and Naby Keita.

According to Mane, club captain Jordan Henderson approached Jurgen Klopp on their behalf and the manager agreed to change training sessions from the afternoon to the morning.

Mane stated to beIN SPORTS: “It’s not simple because playing, training, and observing Ramadan is not easy at all.” However, prior to Ramadan, we attempted to talk with the captain in order to inform the boss that maybe we might adjust the timetable and train in the morning. It’s more convenient for us. If you workout in the morning, you will have sufficient time to recuperate and return home. If you train in groups of two or three, it’s going to be difficult!” The coach said yes, which I believe makes things simpler, and we’re doing our best.”

When asked how players deal with fasting on gamedays, Mane said, “It’s not easy, but the gameday is something else.”

It’s difficult during Ramadan, but I believe Liverpool makes it easier for us.”

Mane made the remarks before of Liverpool’s Champions League semi-final first leg at Anfield against Villarreal.

He would go on to score the second goal in Liverpool’s 2-0 victory.

On Wednesday, sunrise in Liverpool occurred around 6 a.m. and sunset occurred before 8.30 p.m., which meant Mane and co. were unable to break their fast until half time.

Salah and Konate remained on the field for the whole of the encounter, while Mane was substituted in the 73rd minute. Keita came in as a substitute for Henderson for a 20-minute cameo in the second half.