Former coach backs new mega money front-man for success at Liverpool

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Sadio Mane is perfect for Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp, according to former Red Bull Salzburg coach, Oliver Glasner.

Last week, we agreed a £30 million deal to bring the ex-Southampton, Red Bull, and Metz forward to Anfield. Some fans thought we might have overpaid, but Glasner thinks it’s money well spent.

“He’s the type of player who fits perfectly in the philosophy of Jurgen Klopp,” he said manager to ESPN. “He’s very quick. He has a fantastic mentality to work against the ball [and] play very high pressing.

“We always used GPS in training and afterwards the data [said] he was one of the players who ran the most in every training [session].”

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“He works a lot for the team in defence, which is very important for Liverpool,” he added. “He’s used to doing this from Red Bull Salzburg. He wants to do this because he knows that he will profit, so then he can score goals and make a lot of assists.”

Mane was Klopp’s first major signing of his Liverpool career and is expected to play some part in what will his first game in Red when we play Tranmere Rovers in a friendly on Friday.


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