Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he has been tracking new signing Sadio Mane for “a lot of years” after bringing the attacker in from Southampton.
Mane completed his £30m+ move from the Premier League club today and was unveiled by the club before being interviewed by Liverpoolfc.com – and Klopp has also spoken about his new player.
“I have followed Sadio for a lot of years since his impressive performances in the Olympics in 2012, and then watched his development in Austria and in his time at Southampton.” he said.
“Since I came here I have spoken to the staff a lot about him and have always felt he could be a very good signing for us.
“He has a lot of quality, works hard and has a very good goalscoring record.
“When I spoke to him I could tell that he was passionate about joining the club and playing for our fantastic fans. I think they will be just as excited about seeing him put on a Liverpool shirt as I am.
“It is great that we have managed to sign him so he can work with us from the first day of pre-season.” he finished.