How would you define the rivalry between the fans of Manchester United and Liverpool

By February 07, 2019
Leighton Levy

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    "Everyone's speaking about me, but I'm only speaking about Senegal, because that's my objective and I want to achieve something big with Senegal.

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    "I'm relaxed, I want to focus on the AFCON and after that return to Napoli and we'll see what happens. The most important thing now is to win with Senegal."

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