June 2016 Sadio Mane became the most expensive African player in history at the time when he moved to Liverpool for £34 million from Southampton.
The Senegal striker impressed new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with 25 goals in 75 games for Saints and quickly became a key player at Anfield, helping the club win the Champions League (2019), Club World Cup (2019), Cup England (2022) and Carabao Cup (2022), as well as ending their 30-year wait for the Premier League title in 2020.
Now Mane has decided to move on to a new challenge with Bayern Munich. After playing more as a Liverpool centre-forward last season after signing for Luis Diazcan replace legendary Robert Lewandowski in this role at the Allianz Arena.
While Liverpool spent 100 million euros to sign the Benfica striker. Darwin NunezMane will certainly be missed at Anfield as it was Klopp’s first major signing at the club.
Here is a breakdown of the results that turned Mane into a world class player during his time at the club.
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Ground cover, team connection
His great speed and mobility means he can appear anywhere, but he mostly played on the left flank where he managed to build a great synergy with the left-back. Andy Robertson.
Connection through completed passages
Andy Robertson: 981
Roberto Firmino: 701
Mohamed Salah |: 561
Jordan Henderson: 507
James Milner: 417
Connection through created chances
Mane with Salah/Firmino
Gol Mane / Assist Salah: 17 (4 last season)
Salah’s goal/Mane’s assist: 12 (2 last season)
Goal by Mane / assist by Firmino: 17 (0 last season)
Goal by Firmino/assisted by Mane: 6 (0 last season)
Without a mane
Salah goal/Firmino assist: 20 (1 last season)
Firmino goal/Salah assist: 10 (1 last season)
Goal distribution: finished for the first time
Mane scored 120 goals during his time at Anfield with 48 assists in 259 games.
In the Premier League, he scored 90 goals and 36 assists in 196 games.
In the Champions League, this figure was 24 goals and 8 assists in 55 games.
Incredibly, 68 of Mane’s 120 Liverpool goals were scored by his first touch (57%). But here’s a breakdown of how he usually scored.
Body part goals in Liverpool (120)
Right leg: 70
Left leg: 31
Goals by zone at Liverpool (120)
Inside a six meter box: 26
Inside the penalty area: 117 (including inner six yard box)
Outside the penalty area: 3
The Sportzshala Statistics and Information Group contributed to this report.