How Sadio Mane Stole The Show At Liverpool This Season - football

How Sadio Mane Stole The Show At Liverpool This Season



I REMEMBER not being particularly excited when we signed Sadio Mane.
I knew we needed pace, and Mane certainly seemed to have that. But was he the best we could get" Was he ?top-four? level" Was he consistent enough week by week"
I will say a number of things in my defence at this stage. First of all Mane had seemed, from the outside, to have had an up and down time at Southampton. He’d broken Robbie Fowler’s Premier League record for the fastest hat trick, but he’d also been dropped more than once for turning up late. He got goals, but it did seem to come with problems.
There was also the general Southampton issue. We’d signed many players from the south coast club over the previous few years, ranging from the quite good to the Rickie Lambert. Nathaniel Clyne had looked a decent enough right back, and Lallana certainly had his moments, but surely it was time to start looking outside of Hampshire for talent" And looking elsewhere we were. Specifically in Germany and at Mario Gotze. He was young, exciting, had worked with Jürgen Klopp and scored a winning goal in a World Cup Final. What a combination.
Part of a new special generation of German players set to dominate international football for years, surely this was the type of player Liverpool should be looking at to push us forward under Klopp"
Gotze was playing a bit hard to get, but you have to work hard to secure top talent, especially when you had no European football t...
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