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Klopp says 'world class' Mane can win Ballon d'Or

Sadio Mane (R) shoots the ball and misses to score during the UEFA Champions League semi-final first leg football match between Liverpool and Villarreal on April 27, 2022   -  
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says winning the Champions League would boost Sadio Mane's chances of victory in this year's Ballon d'Or.

Mane led Senegal to the Africa Cup of Nations title in February and a month later helped secure a place for his country at the World Cup.

The forward is also still competing on three fronts with Liverpool in the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.

And Klopp thinks success in Europe's top club competition could give Mane the advantage in the Ballon d'Or voting

"Historically you have to win something to win the Ballon d'Or, most of the time it was like this. You have to probably win the Champions League, which we haven't done yet. Give us a few more weeks and we will see where we end up," said the Liverpool boss.