In an interview with beIN Sports, Liverpool FC’s Sadio Mane has explained how the club has changed the schedule of their Muslim players to help them with their fasts.
“It’s not easy playing during Ramadan at all,” Mane admitted. “Before Ramadan we tried to speak with the capital and to tell the boss can we change the schedule? We train in the morning, so it’s easier for us. If you train in the morning you have time to rest and go home for the day.
“It’ll be tough if not because if you train around 2pm, 3pm, it’s going to be tough. I think that makes things easier and we’re trying to do our best.”
The 30-year-old added: “I think we and Liverpool, to try and make things easier for us, speak with our nutritionist especially before the game, she does everything easier for us to make sure we can do our Ramadan.”
Liverpool currently has four Muslims players who have performed exceptionally well despite fasting. They are, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah, Naby Keita and Ibrahima Konate.