Liverpool boast having one of the best attacking divisions in the Premier League as their front three consists of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino.
The Reds signed the former two after Jürgen Klopp arrived at Anfield and they, along with the Brazil international and other key players have been instrumental in helping the Merseyside club become one of the best clubs in Europe.
Mané moved to the Merseyside club from Southampton in 2016, two years after he joined the Saints from Red Bull Salzburg.
Klopp had looked at the forward for Borussia Dortmund, when he was in charge at Signal Iduna Park. However, there were certain factors that didn’t please the German coach, which is why he decided against signing the Senegal international for his former club.
Rakuten TV are doing a documentary on Mané, titled ‘Made in Senegal’. The documentary will be made available on Wednesday and Marca have managed to get hold of a clip, in which Klopp has given his frank view on the 27-year-old.
“The first time I saw Sadio was in Dortmund. I saw a very young boy sitting there. He was wearing a rotated baseball cap and a blonde streak that he still has today. He looked like a budding rapper and I said to myself, ‘I don’t have time for that’,” Klopp said.
“Our team then was pretty decent. I needed someone who could tolerate not being in the starting eleven from the start.
“I was wrong with him. I followed his career and continued success in Salzburg. He stood out above all in Southampton.”