Liverpool summer signing Sadio Mané says he’s hoping to bring pleasure to his newly adopted fans and manager, after scoring on debut in the Reds’ opening Premier League match away to Arsenal.
The former Southampton man scored the fifth of seven goals scored at the Emirates, blistering down the right flank before swiftly cutting into the box and firing past Petr Čech, prompting wild celebrations from his teammates, manager and of coarse his fans.
The Senegalese striker says he’s delighted to score his first for Liverpool and hopes he can continue working hard to give the club that kind of pleasure.
“Jürgen was happy. That’s all. I am really happy to score my first Premier League goal for Liverpool,” Mané said, according to the Mirror.
“I hope I will continue to find pleasure and give pleasure on the pitch too.”
It is very much worth a mention that when Mané did sign for Liverpool, a lot of fans and experts criticized the move, commenting that the striker’s £34 million fee – which made him the third most expensive signing in the Reds’ history – was excessive. Part of why he’s so far proved worth every penny is because he hasn’t allowed himself to dwell on the fee, instead he has focused on displaying only his best on the pitch as he adds:
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“I am very happy to be at Liverpool. As for the transfer fee it’s not a thing that is in my head.
“The most important thing is to give everything and be the best on the pitch.
“We have a good team. There is positive competition. Each of us is trying to give their best for the club. I think the competition will help us be in top condition.”
If you ever doubted him, you can only be delighted and give credit where it’s due. Mané’s performance at the Emirates not only proved his attacking prowess but the pleasing fact that it’s taken him little to no time at all to fit into manager Jürgen Klopp’s plans.
That, as well as his goal, is sure to boost his confidence and ensure that he duly delivers on his word.