Liverpool winger Sadio Mane agreed to terms and signed a new long-term contract with the Merseyside club that is set to expire after the end of the 2022-23 season.
The 26-year-old Senegalese forward originally made the move to Anfield back in June 2016 after Jürgen Klopp and company paid 34 million pounds to Southampton for his services.
🤝 Sadio Mane agrees new long-term #LFC contract…
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) November 22, 2018
He quickly made a name for himself within the walls at Anfield. Before Mohamed Salah burst through the door a year later, Mane was the king of Merseyside. He won both the Club’s Player of the Year award and the Players’ Player of the Year award in 2016-17, beating the likes of Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino, after scoring 13 goals in all competitions. That number was then drafted a year later when he bagged 20.
Just two years after arriving, Mane has proven to be a dependable attacking threat and currently makes one-third of the most dangerous front line with fellow wing Mohamed Salah and striker Roberto Firmino.
Mane was beaming as he discussed his feelings after signing the new deal.
“It’s a great day for me and now I am looking forward to…helping the team, to helping the club achieve our dreams, and, especially, to win trophies.”
He added that he felt that his decision to stay at Anfield was “the best decision in my career.”
It’s been no secret that Liverpool have been attempting to resign Mane since this past summer. This all started when they resigned Firmino back in April, and then Salah over the summer. So many were left wondering when the Senegal captain would be next to sign on the dotted line.
This conversation within the fanbase intensified soon after Mane accepted the club’s number 10 kit, an honor usually awarded to a player who means quite a bit to the club.
Mane has been pretty solid so far this season as well. He’s scored seven times in 16 appearances in all competitions and has proven to be a stunning threat who can score at any time.
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