• Jurgen Klopp wanted to punch himself for not signing Sadio Mane at Borussia Dortmund

    Jurgen Klopp wanted to punch himself for not signing Sadio Mane at Borussia Dortmund

    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has revealed that he wanted to punch himself when he missed out on signing Sadio Mane for Borussia Dortmund.

    The German had an opportunity to bring the player to the Westfalenstadion while he was in charge of the Bundesliga club, but turned it down after meeting the winger personally.

    However, he was quick to realise his mistake, and is now making up for lost time at Anfield.

    ‘With Sadio it was pretty simple because I made the mistake at […]

  • Liverpool’s Klopp ‘one of the best managers’ – Mane

    Liverpool’s Klopp ‘one of the best managers’ – Mane

    Sadio Mane has told Goal he always felt destined he would play for Jurgen Klopp after the Liverpool manager finally secured the services of a long-term target this summer.

    Mane moved to Anfield in June for £30 million from Southampton and has made a flying start to his career in a red shirt.

    The Senegal international has scored six goals in 10 Premier League appearances and gone on to form a formidable frontline partnership with Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino.

    Klopp tried to […]

  • Sadio Mane’s story: How I went from torn boots and shorts on Senegal’s streets to a Liverpool sensation

    Sadio Mane’s story: How I went from torn boots and shorts on Senegal’s streets to a Liverpool sensation

    The 24-year-old left his home city of Sedhiou at 15 and exclusively details his incredible route to becoming one of the Premier League’s best attackers.

    Sadio Mane’s habit of making a masterful first impression long precedes him toying with Nacho Monreal and Callum Chambers – chopping between both Arsenal defenders as he cut in from the right – before finding the top corner on his Liverpool debut.

    It pre-dates him winning a penalty against the same opposition when he made his bow […]

  • We will beat Manchester United, says Liverpool star Sadio Mane

    We will beat Manchester United, says Liverpool star Sadio Mane

    Sadio Mane has every confidence that his Liverpool team will defeat Manchester United on Monday.

    The Senegal forward, who completed a surprise £34million move to Merseyside in the summer, has hit the ground running at Anfield and seems to be enjoying life under Jurgen Klopp.

    Having found the net three times in his opening six Premier League fixtures in a red shirt, Mane has insisted that he and his team-mates will defeat Jose Mourinho’s side to move level on points with Manchester […]

  • Mane: I was right to reject Man Utd for Liverpool

    Mane: I was right to reject Man Utd for Liverpool

    The Senegal international was happy with his decision to spurn interest from Old Trafford in order to stay a further year with Southampton.

    Sadio Mane said he is happy with his decision to join Liverpool instead of Manchester United as he aims to inflict a blow to their title hopes on Monday.

    Former United manager Louis van Gaal was determined to lure Mane from Southampton to Old Trafford last term.

    However, the Senegal international instead opted to join rivals Liverpool ahead of the […]

  • Klopp: We knew Mane was good, that’s why we bought him!

    Klopp: We knew Mane was good, that’s why we bought him!

    The 24-year-old delivered an inspirational display at the Pirelli Stadium and provided another snapshot of why the Reds were right to sign him from Southampton.

    Jurgen Klopp revealed Liverpool expected exactly the kind of attacking masterclass Sadio Mane produced in the 5-0 League Cup victory over Burton when they parted with £30 million to acquire his services.

    The Senegal international, recruited at the end of June from Southampton, recorded two assists, played five key passes and was tireless throughout the second-round encounter […]

  • Mane injury ‘not serious’ as Sturridge returns to full training

    Mane injury ‘not serious’ as Sturridge returns to full training

    Liverpool have been boosted after Jurgen Klopp confirmed the shoulder injury suffered by Sadio Mane was “not serious”.

    The winger scored an impressive goal on his Reds debut in their 4-3 Premier League win over Arsenal last Sunday, but gave his new side a scare when going down with the problem in training this week.

    However, while he remains a doubt to face Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday, Klopp revealed the shoulder issue was only a minor concern.

    “It was a challenge […]

  • Sadio Mané taken to Liverpool hospital with shoulder injury

    Sadio Mané taken to Liverpool hospital with shoulder injury

    Sadio Mané has given Liverpool a major injury scare after he hurt a shoulder during training on Wednesday morning, with the forward taken to hospital to undergo checks.

    Mané suffered the problem in a collision during a session at the club’s Melwood training centre and was taken to the Spire Liverpool hospital immediately.

    The Senegalese was Jürgen Klopp’s marquee signing of the summer after costing £30m from Southampton so any serious injury he may have suffered would represent a considerable blow to […]