Klopp: ‘Mane is one of Liverpool’s greatest’

Klopp: ‘Mane is one of Liverpool’s greatest’
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp greets Sadio Mane after the final whistle following the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Saturday March 5, 2022.

by Staff Reporter

Friday Jun 24, 2022. 13:00

Following Sadio Mane’s transfer to Bayern Munich, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp paid homage to the Senegalese star, saying that his contribution to the club needs to be acknowledged.

In what was one of the most talked about moves in the current transfer window, Mane recently made a reported £35 million switch to the German giants.

The Senegal star ended a fruitful six year spell with the Reds where he managed to record 168 goal contributions in 269 games. While winning numerous trophies along the way, the Liverpool manager mentioned that Mane’s legacy has to be celebrated.

“It’s a big moment. There is no point in anyone trying to pretend otherwise,” Klopp told the Liverpool official website.

“One of Liverpool’s greatest ever players is leaving and we must acknowledge how significant this is.

“He leaves with our gratitude and our love. He leaves with his status among the greats guaranteed. And, yes, he leaves in a moment where he is one of the best players in world football.

“But we must not dwell on what we now lose, instead celebrate what we were privileged to have. The goals he scored, the trophies he won; a legend, for sure, but also a modern-day Liverpool icon.

“Since he first stepped through the door, he made us better. If someone had told us in that moment what he would go on to contribute and achieve for this club, I’m not sure it would have been possible to comprehend in that moment. Not the scale of it at least. Sadio made it all possible.”

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