James Milner has said a simple goodbye to Sadio Mane after the forward left Liverpool yesterday.
Replying to Mane’s farewell post on Instagram, Milner’s thoughts after six years together at Anfield could be surmised in just three words.
“Good luck mate,” wrote the Liverpool vice-captain.
A very ‘on-brand’ response from the 36-year-old. No frills, no pomp, just straight to the point. Classic Milner.
Munich rolls out the red carpet for Mane
As Liverpool players bid their teammate farewell, Bayern Munich stars welcomed their new forward.
One of those most effusive in his praise was former Manchester City winger Leroy Sane. The 26-year-old could be one of those who’s place in the team is under threat from Mane’s arrival.
But that didn’t stop him putting on the charm offensive. Writing on his Instagram story, Sane praised Mane as ‘one of the best Premier League strikers in recent years.’
Should they form part of the same attack for Julian Nagelsmann’s side, they’ll be a frightening proposition.
At the other end of the pitch, captain Manuel Neuer was also vocal in his happiness at Mane’s arrival.
Replying to Bayern’s Instagram post welcoming the Senegal international to the club, Neuer simply wrote ‘Perfect match.’ Looks like Neuer’s accepted Mane’s apology for picking his goal against him as his favourite for Liverpool.
Elsewhere, Benjamin Pavard added a nice touch with a message in Wolof – a language spoken in Senegal. ‘Make yourself at home’ it translated as. Classy from the World Cup winner.
Former colleagues lock horns in Qatar
It’ll be strange to watch as Mane settles in with his new teammates. It’ll be even stranger if Liverpool do end up facing Bayern in this year’s Champions League.
Mane is sure to come up against at least one of his former teammates this year as Senegal play Holland in the World Cup.
With Van Dijk clearly close to Mane, that meeting will now be even more eagerly anticipated.
Sorry Sadio, but we’ll be backing Virgil in that one!