How important is Sadio Mane to Liverpool?

How important is Sadio Mane to Liverpool?

Liverpool delivered their best performance for a number of weeks on Saturday as they ran out convincing 4-1 winners against West Ham United. Before the match, the return of Sadio Mane was widely discussed and his contribution during the match underlined his value to the team. Reds' supporters will attest to his important as they are usually much better with him than without him, but the performance at the London Stadium brought it to the attention of the wider football-watching …
Nathan Redmond to Southampton - Compared to Sadio Mane

Nathan Redmond to Southampton - Compared to Sadio Mane

Southampton have completed the singing of Norwich winger Nathan Redmond for a fee of around £10m, according to BBC Sport.  After three years at Norwich, the 22 year old decided to leave Carrow Road after the Canaries were relegated from the Premier League for the second time in three seasons. In recent days the Saints confirmed the sale of winger Sadio Mane.  The Senegalese winger completed his move to Liverpool for a fee reported to be around £30m-£35m. With the winger's …
Was Jürgen Klopp Right to Opt for £30m Mané?

Was Jürgen Klopp Right to Opt for £30m Mané?

Reports of a £34m (possibly rising to £36m) record deal between Liverpool and Southampton for winger Sadio Mané have been at the forefront of gossip columns and social media over the past few days as Mané seems set to become one of many to follow a path from the South Coast to Merseyside. Previous players to do so have had mixed success with the Reds: Adam Lallana, and Nathaniel Clyne have been impressive and claimed a starting spot under Jürgen …
Why Does Jurgen Klopp Want Sadio Mane?

Why Does Jurgen Klopp Want Sadio Mane?

The road from Southampton to Liverpool is well travelled and Sadio Mane could be the latest to make the journey from the South Coast. Liverpool have made some smart signings already this summer, but Mane would represent the first for a significant amount of money. After being linked heavily with Mario Gotze, Liverpool fans will be forgiven for being a little underwhelmed with the pursuit of Mane. However, Jurgen Klopp is an excellent judge of player, just look at the …
How Good is Sadio Mane?

How Good is Sadio Mane?

Southampton had another very solid Southampton year.  They'll finish in a Europa League place this year and surpassed their 60 point total last year with 63.  They've had another great season and continue to be the model for how a club should build up from the lower leagues. The Saints have received lots of praise for their youth academy, but their scouting network has also been exemplary.  A good example of that has been the success of Sadio Mane.  Southampton …
Mané to Manchester United - A Perfect Match?

Mané to Manchester United - A Perfect Match?

Sadio Mané has been linked with a move away from Southampton and the team supposedly most serious for his services is Manchester United as Louis van Gaal, who is under a great amount of pressure at the moment, looks for reinforcement to turn the season around at Old Trafford.  The Senegalese came to Southampton in September 2014 from Red Bull Salzburg with a good goalscoring record. He had just won the league and the cup and you would think that …