Sadio Mane has praised Liverpool football club for the way it is supporting its Muslim footballers who are fasting during Ramadan.

The Merseyside club has changed its training times and dietary systems to keep its Muslim players in top condition and make it easier for them to continue fasting. 

The Senegal international, who scored in Liverpool’s 2-0 Champions League semi-final win over Villarreal last night, said Muslim players approached senior staff at the club before the start of Ramadan to suggest ideas to help the Muslim players.

Several Liverpool players are fasting while the club chases an unprecedented quadruple of titles.

“It’s not easy because playing and training and doing Ramadan isn’t easy at all,” Mane told beIN Sports.

“But before Ramadan we tried to talk to the captain and to tell the boss maybe can we change the schedule? We train in the morning. It’s easier for us. If you train in the morning then you have time to rest and go home.

“It’s going to be tough if not because if you train around two or three it’s going to be tough. They said yes and I think that made it easier. We are trying to do our best.

“Game day is something else but with Ramadan it’s tough. Liverpool tried to make everything easier for us. We spoke with our nutritionist, especially before the game she did everything easier for us.”

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