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'For the life of me': Former Liverpool man can't believe what current Red is doing, says it's a major mistake

One pundit and former Liverpool player has made a very critical prediction of what’s to come from Sadio Mané. The forward will join Bayern Munich.

Sadio Mané will complete a move to Bayern Munich next week. Sky Germany believes his medical will occur on Tuesday and they’ll then unveil the forward on Wednesday, potentially at the Allianz Arena.

It will bring an end to six years at Liverpool – and what a six years they’ve been. Mané leaves as one of the best forwards we’ve ever seen at the club and one of the most successful for decades. He’s won the lot, after all, and produced some moments we’ll remember forever.

But that all brings another question – why is he leaving? That’s one that former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders can’t wrap his head around.

“For the life of me, I still can’t get my head around why you’d want to leave Liverpool right now,” he told talkSPORT.

“When you’re playing the best football of your life, in the best combination front three he’ll ever play in – ever – to play for Bayern Munich. And he’ll coast for two years and ruin the best two years of his life as a footballer.

“At the end of his career, if he said to you ‘come and look at my trophy cabinet’, the German league winners’ medal would be right at the back.”

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Saunders makes Sadio Mané prediction

Well, we’d agree that a Bundesliga medal with Bayern Munich isn’t worth the same as a Premier League medal with Liverpool. Joining Bayern is essentially a guarantee of one, after all, no matter who you are or what you deliver.

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But the fact is, Mané already has a Premier League medal. This is a chance to add to his collection and still compete in the Champions League.

There’s also another key factor here. Mané’s contract expires in 2023 and it appears Liverpool were reluctant to give a 30-year-old a massive pay rise. Especially when Mohamed Salah is after the same thing in the same situation.

Bayern, however, would give him that and that essentially sealed this one.

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