Jurgen Klopp admits he’s been long-term admirer of Liverpool new boy

first_img1 Sadio Mane completed his £30m move to Liverpool on Tuesday Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp tracked Sadio Mane for four years before finally managing to sign him.The 24-year-old became Liverpool’s third most expensive player when he completed a £30million move from Southampton.Klopp is delighted to have captured the Senegal international, who Press Association Sport understands has signed a five-year contract.“I have followed Sadio for a lot of years since his impressive performances in the Olympics in 2012, and then watched his development in Austria and in his time at Southampton,” the Reds boss told liverpoolfc.com.“Since I came here I have spoken to the staff a lot about him and have always felt he could be a very good signing for us.“He has a lot of quality, works hard and has a very good goalscoring record.“When I spoke to him I could tell that he was passionate about joining the club and playing for our fantastic fans.“I think they will be just as excited about seeing him put on a Liverpool shirt as I am.“It is great that we have managed to sign him so he can work with us from the first day of pre-season.”Klopp was a major influence on persuading Mane to leave the Saints, for whom he scored 25 goals in 75 appearances.The forward admits he did not have to think twice when Klopp asked him to join.“I spoke with him and I think he played a big role in me coming to Liverpool and I want to thank him for all the confidence,” the striker, who will wear the number 19 shirt, told LFCTV.“He said he wanted me to come and I didn’t try to ask myself questions as I was convinced Liverpool was the right club for me.“It is the right club, right coach and right moment to change.last_img read more


first_imgATHLETICS: Organisers of the hugely popular Gael-Force North Event have decided to revamp this year’s course.With many participants last year, expressing their dislike for the Kayak part of the course – organisers decided to re-evaluate the event. They’ve now created a new Duathlon course for participants and they believe that this year’s Gael-Force North Event will be the best one yet!If you’d like to participate in the event then sign up now. (See link below)Take the Bridle path for Gaelforce North – 25th June 2016Is the Kayak part of the course putting you off?? New Duathlon course this year! Sign up here http://bit.ly/1HfFYd9 ATHLETICS: NEW DUATHLON COURSE AT THIS YEAR’S GAELFORCE NORTH EVENT was last modified: March 9th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:duathlonGael-Force North EventSportlast_img read more