Jürgen Klopp is not surprised by Sadio Mané’s early season form which has seen him become one of the most exciting players at Liverpool.
Liverpool signed the Senegal international from Southampton for £34 million after a brilliant season with Southampton. He continued to impress with Liverpool in his first two games grabbing a goal and two assists.
He got his Liverpool career off to a bright start by scoring a fabulous solo goal against Arsenal on the first day of the season and followed it up by setting up two goals in the Reds’ EFL Cup second round tie against Burton Albion on Tuesday.
However, Klopp has said that Liverpool won’t be celebrating over signing the former Southampton man just yet with the German maintaining a cool demeanour over the prospect of Mané being a success at Liverpool.
The Mirror provide quotes from Klopp on the matter,“I really like this player, but I don’t like to talk too much after only two games for him.We knew of his qualities and how they fit our style, which is why we brought him here.
“It’s not that we have to pat ourselves on the back every day at signing him.”
This refusal to get too carried away is the correct way to approach the situation as it wouldn’t do well to hype Mané up and then have him fail miserably. You just know that the Manchester United supporters are waiting in the wings, just waiting for an opportunity to slate Liverpool.
That being said, Mané isn’t giving any indication of letting up anytime soon. His early season form bodes well if he can maintain it and continue to be an attacking force for Liverpool. His issue at Southampton, like a number of Liverpool players, is consistency. If he can regularly deliver the goods then he will be one of the most dangerous players in the league this season.