Mohamed Salah sent a farewell message to Sadio Mané on Wednesday as the latter left Liverpool for Bayern Munich. The two have quite the history.
It’s official: Sadio Mané plays for Bayern Munich now. Liverpool confirmed the sale on Wednesday and Mané leaves Anfield after six incredible years at the club.
We’ve known this one was happening for a few weeks now, of course. Reports circled immediately after the UEFA Champions League final that Mané didn’t intend to extend his contract with Liverpool and wanted to leave for Bayern. The Reds have granted that request – but only after signing Darwin Nunez.
And that won’t have been easy. Mané has been a sensational player for Liverpool, playing a vital role as the club grew under Jurgen Klopp. The Senegal star was the boss’s first major signing, after all – the one that really kicked things into gear.
His departure, then, is met with emotion as this truly feels like the end of an era. Teammates took to Twitter to post their farewell messages and this evening saw Mohamed Salah join in on that.
“It’s been quite a ride!” Salah wrote on Twitter. “Thank you for all the good times and I wish you all the best in your new adventure!
“You will be missed by all of us.”
Mo Salah sends farewell message to Sadio Mané
This was always going to be the most notable of the goodbye messages as Salah and Mané have been tied together since 2017. The pair of them have led the way for Liverpool’s world-class attack, threatening every team on the planet.
While it’s always been a front-three with Roberto Firmino, the Brazilian’s was always a supporting role. Salah and Mané were the electric pairing that did the damage. Now Liverpool move on.
There’s also the background feeling that Salah could receive his own such messages this time next year. His contract will be up and there’s a good chance he leaves Liverpool.