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Liverpool ace Mane: Man City and Real Madrid great motivating factors

Liverpool ace Sadio Mane says missing the Premier League title adds to their motivation ahead of the Champions League final against Tottenham.

While Mane insisted there is no lingering disappointment, he believes that can serve as motivation and reckons the experience of last year's defeat by Real Madrid can calm nerves.

"Of course we would have loved to win it, but we have to take a positive and sure it will give us some incentive as well," Mane said. "Let's get together and win this hard trophy.

"We expect a very difficult game because Tottenham are a very good team. But we are also good so that's an exciting game.

"(Real Madrid) will help with this one. That's part of football. It's positive because many people, even you, didn't expect us to play this final. We did it and I think we learned a lot from this. Now we can use our experience this season to get what we want.

"Every time it makes it easier. We know we have targets - we want to win the league and the Champions League.

"We didn't win the league but we still have one trophy to play for so we are going to try to give everything to win it."

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