Sports: Goals, guts and glory: The story of Sadio Mane at Liverpool


 It didn’t take Liverpool fans long to fall in love with Sadio Mane, and so it may take a little while for them to get over his departure.


The Senegalese thrilled supporters and terrorised defenders during six glorious, trophy-filled years on Merseyside. He leaves as a bona fide Anfield legend, ready for a new challenge in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.


At £35 million ($43m), he was viewed as something of a gamble when arriving from Southampton in the summer of 2016, but he would turn out to be Jurgen Klopp’s first great Reds signing, the catalyst for a magnificent era of success.