Sadio Mane has insisted he is fully committed to Liverpool despite rumours linking him with a potential move to .
Mane put pen to paper on a new Liverpool deal in November and committed his long-term future to the club until 2023.
However, there has still been continued rumours that the Senegalese international may be tempted with a move to the Bernabeu.
But the 26-year-old squashed any idea of a move by affirming he is fully committed to the Merseyside club for the foreseeable future.
‘Speculation is part of football,’ Mane told . ‘You just learn to live with it and not to take it too seriously.
‘All I can say is that my only concern is Liverpool. Mo, Bobby… it seemed like everyone was signing contracts and they were saying: ‘Hey Sadio, when are you going to sign?’. I said to each of them: ‘Don’t worry bro, I will sign’.
‘And what did I do? I signed… so they are pleased now!
‘I’m very happy here and I think people are happy with me too. We want to write our names alongside the many great ones in the story of this club. Hopefully it’s the beginning of something special.’
Liverpool’s next game is against Leicester on January 30 at Anfield in the Premier League.