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Liverpool and Sadio Mane went their separate ways earlier this summer.
Shortly after the Reds’ Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, it emerged that the Senegal international wanted to quit the Anfield outfit.
Mane spent six years as a Liverpool player, scoring over 100 goals under Jurgen Klopp and helping the club to Premier League and Champions League glory, among other honours.
Nobody is bigger than the Merseysiders and in time they’ll thrive without the former Southampton attacker.
But for now, Mane is definitely enjoying a better post-Liverpool career than the club is enjoying a post-Mane spell.
The new Bayern Munich winger scored another two goals on Sunday in a 7-0 victory over Bochum.
In total, Mane, a £35 million signing by the Bundesliga outfit, has now found the net on five occasions since leaving the Premier League giants.
The 30-year-old has three Bundesliga goals, one in the German Super Cup and another in a pre-season friendly against DC United [Soccerway].
In contrast, Liverpool have dropped four points from their first two Premier League outings and Darwin Nunez is about to serve the first of a three-match suspension following a red card on his home debut last Monday.
As mentioned, Klopp’s side will undeniably shake off these cobwebs, so much so that people will forget all about Mane to some extent.
But for now, Mane’s form, coupled with the Reds’ early-season difficulties, is making it ever so difficult to forget about him.
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