Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Lack of Love’ Blamed for Sadio Mane’s Sudden Departure From Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp’s ‘Lack of Love’ Blamed for Sadio Mane’s Sudden Departure From Liverpool

  • Ex-Liverpool player Salif Diao has blamed Jurgen Klopp for Sadio Mane's exit from the club
  • Diao said that Klopp's 'lack of love' prompted Mane to seek a new adventure out of England
  • Mane joined Bayern Munich this past summer after six successful years at Anfield

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been blamed for the abrupt departure of Sadio Mane this past summer.

Mane exited Anfield after six hugely successful seasons where he won every trophy imaginable. He was vital to the Red's revival, helping them end a 30-year Premier League drought.

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Jurgen Klopp is famous for hugging his players after the game. Photo by Jose Breton.
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According to the Mirror, Jurgen Klopp failed to show love to the 30-year-old according to Salif Diao, Mane's compatriot and former Liverpool footballer.

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Diao said that Klopp should've shown more affection towards Mane since he was at Anfield for many years and was adored by the fans.

I think he has been here for a couple of years and I think at some point he thought he did not have the love that he needed really, here at Anfield. I’m not talking about the fans, for him I think it was more with the manager.

Liverpool struggles to replace Mane

Since his exit to Bayern Munich, Liverpool have struggled to fill the void the Senegalese left on the left-hand side. Although Luis Diaz is seen as a natural replacement, he's yet to fill Mane's shoes fully.

He’s been one of the best top three players, if not the best, over the past four years in the world. He’s proven on all levels. Of course, it would be hard for any player to come in and fill his space. It’s going to take time.

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Bayern Munich legend Philipp Lahm raises serious questions about Sadio Mané's role at the club

Mane hasn't begun with a bang at Bayern with just three goals in the Bundesliga, but there is optimism that he will hit the ground running in no time.

Klopp rejects Todd Boehly ideas

Sports Brief earlier reported on Klopp's strongly resisting Todd Boehly's Premier League All-Star idea, sarcastically mocking it.

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly elicited mixed reactions on social media a couple of weeks ago after suggesting that the Premier League could borrow a leaf from American sport by staging a North vs South All-Star match.

Source: Sports Brief News