Mane: Liverpool and Klopp are perfect for me

Date published: Tuesday 28th June 2016 12:49

Jurgen Klopp Sadio Mane Football365

Sadio Mane believes Liverpool are “the right club” for him, while manager Jurgen Klopp is “the right coach”.

Mane completed his move to Anfield from Southampton for an initial £30m on Tuesday, becoming the club’s third-most expensive signing ever.

The Senegalese forward signed a five-year deal at the club, bringing to an end a successful spell at Southampton where he scored 25 goals in 75 games after joining from Red Bull Salzburg for £11.8m.

Speaking to Liverpool’s official website about his move, the 24-year-old spoke of his admiration for the club and for manager Klopp.

“Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe,” said the forward. “It’s a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history.

“Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my teammates and starting the season.

“I knew Liverpool were interested in me, I had some [other] opportunities, but I think for me this is the right club, the right coach and the right moment to change.

“I am very happy to be a part of Liverpool Football Club.

“He [Klopp] said he wanted me to come to play for Liverpool. I didn’t even have to ask myself, I said straight away ‘yes, I am interested’ because I know Liverpool.

“I am convinced Liverpool are the right club for me with the right coach.”

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