Liverpool fans have been expressing their views on our purchase of former Southampton wide man Sadio Mane for £30 million.
Most people seem to be excited about the prospect of seeing a bit of genuine pace out wide – something we sorely lacked last season. Some, however, have expressed doubts over the fee and the suitability of the player.
Perhaps it’s understandable given out earlier links with Mario Gotze, but either way, we need to unite behind Klopp’s first major foray into the market.
Here is some of the best (and worst) Twitter reaction:
Alexis Sanchez, who’s just won the CopaAmerica, was the tournaments best player &made Messi retire, cost less than Sadio Mane, who’s a nonce
— Tom Gordon (@GoonerGordo) June 28, 2016
— Morgan Chanter (@morganchanter21) June 28, 2016
Sadio Mane. £34m? I’m going to bed.
— J. Moha (@jamesezimoha) June 28, 2016
Sadio mane never smiles, if he’s happy he just looks a little less disappointed in you
— youth pastor (@arrijabba) June 28, 2016
Think Sadio Mané will be a good signing #LFC
— Ian Gibson (@IanGibs88) June 28, 2016
@shortlightugly if you said Gotze and Mane are similar style players. Fat boy Gotze has no pace and cannot play wide in PL
— Chris (@c_sparno) June 28, 2016
— Jon Golding (@goldie0923) June 28, 2016
Sturridge and Mané love that sweaty pace fuck yeah
— Evan (@SimplyJurgen) June 28, 2016
Excited AF for Sadio Mane next season. Attack has been lacking that explosive pace ?
Klopp could make something unreal of him #LFC
— Adam Foxton (@AdamFoxton) June 28, 2016
19% of Sadio Mane’s goals in English football were scored against his new club Liverpool.
— Chelsea_Infro (@ChelseaInfro) June 28, 2016
Expect Sturridge, Origi, Coutinho, Firmino, Mane to get 60-70 goals between them. Need to fix the midfield and defense now.
— King Kaizer II (@LFC_forevaa) June 28, 2016
Tbf the price tag on mane is ridiculous but if he bangs in 20 goals next season I won’t care haha
— Shawn Flanagan (@ShawnFlanagan2) June 28, 2016
Sadio Mane for Salzburg: 45 goals and 32 assists in 87 appearances
Almost contributing 1 goal per game from attacking midfield positions
— Matthew Ordish (@AnfieldMatt) June 28, 2016
— Michael Smith (@5mythe11) June 28, 2016