Some Liverpool supporters are still unsure about the signing of Sadio Mane for £30 million.
While there’s no doubt that the 24-year-old is a talented footballer, Kopites are understandably wary of spending big money on a player - especially considering the failed big-money moves of Andy Carroll and Christian Benteke.
And where Liverpool are concerned, fans often question their so-called transfer committee who they feel sometimes have the final say on players, rather than the manager.
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But that certainly doesn’t appear to be the case with Jurgen Klopp. When the German manager arrived, he immediately declared that he would make the decision on all signings and that appears to have happened with Mane.
That’s because the former Borussia Dortmund manager has spoken out about the arrival of the winger - and he seems very pleased about it.
“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,” Klopp said.
And the boss has explained that he has been tracking the player for quite some time now.
“I have followed Sadio since his impressive performances in the Olympics in 2012. 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.”
While Liverpool fans will be encouraged by Klopp’s words, they will also love Mane’s message after he confirmed his move.
“I just want to say to the fans be confident - I think this season will be special,” he said.
“Liverpool is one of the biggest clubs in the world. When I was younger, I watched Liverpool against AC Milan [in the 2005 Champions League final]. It was amazing and I was very, very, very happy for Liverpool.
“This club has great players and great legends like Gerrard, Carragher and many other players. The dream has come true and I am very happy to be a part of Liverpool Football Club. Today is now the best day of my life!”