It would be easy to think Sadio Mane has left us forever given the way fans are reacting.
That isn’t to say we won’t also miss him, because we certainly will. The response to his departure for the African Cup of Nations expresses just how important he has become for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
We are losing our top scorer and a man who is crucial to our attacking style of play yet we can take confidence from the fact we have match winners all over the pitch.
Klopp’s strength in depth in attacking areas gives him so many options and has already given him a wide array of goalscorers.
Fans have shown how crucial Mane is to this side with their reactions on Twitter to his absence.
We are going to miss Sadio Mane more than I miss my first wife. Although at least he’s got a reason for leaving.
— Kevin (@koppite05) January 3, 2017
Going to miss Mane so much, he’s so important 😩
— Sam (@Ratingggg) January 3, 2017
Mane going to be a massive miss when he’s at AFCON hopefully bring in someone decent in as back up till he gets back!
— Callum McMillan (@Callum_MaccLFC) January 3, 2017
We are badly going to miss Mane. He’s been immense.
— Bernard Dayo (@BernardDayo) January 2, 2017
Definitely going to miss Mane, his energy and goal threat are always superb.
— Yan Brah (@YanBran2) January 2, 2017
MANE IM GOING TO MISS YOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Ash (@vbhlsd) January 2, 2017
We all are going to miss Mane so much
— Omkar (@lnClyned) January 2, 2017
Gosh I’m going to miss Mane. #LFC
— Taz Chisango (@MrTazofficial) January 2, 2017
Liverpool are going to miss Mané massively, he’s been influential all season and fits Klopp’s system perfectly.
— Chris (@Gooner_DB) January 2, 2017
We are going to miss you mane
— Ronnie (@SeriouslyGini) January 2, 2017