Liverpool sign Sadio Mane from Southampton

Liverpool have completed the signing of Senegal international Sadio Mane from Southampton. The player signed a long-term deal with Liverpool, which will keep him at the club until 2021.

The 24-year-old who can play both as striker or winger is The Reds' third summer signing and the third most expensive in their history transfer fee of €36m (£30m) according to several reports.
Only for Andy Carrol and Christian Benteke Liverpool paid more than for him.

Klopp has long admired Mane's attributes, paying close attention to the Senegal international's progress at Red Bull Salzburg, who snapped him up from French outfit Metz after he dazzled at the 2012 Olympics.

Mane joined Southampton on deadline day in September 2014 from Austrian side RB Salzburg and scored 25 goals in 75 games for the Saints, bagging another 14 assists.

The Senegal netted four times in four games against his new club.

The 24-year-old made a total of 75 appearances for The Saints, scoring 25 goals.

Club Period MP G A
2014-16 75 25 14

The Reds' signing told the club's official website:

"Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe.

"It's a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history.

"Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my teammates and starting the season."