Liverpool Football Club can confirm they have completed the signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton.
The 24-year-old has put pen to paper on a long-term contract after passing a medical and agreeing personal terms at Melwood. He will officially become registered as a Reds player on July 1.
He is the fourth new recruit under Jurgen Klopp’s charge, following Marko Grujic, Joel Matip and Loris Karius to Anfield ahead of the German’s first full campaign at the helm.
Mane’s pace, pressing, versatility, propensity for shots inside the box, dribbling strength and combined 21-goal tally over the past two Premier League seasons distinguished him as one of Liverpool’s priorities in the market.
The club has confirmed that the Senegalese International will wear the No. 19 jersey vacated by Steven Caulker, becoming the 10th player at the club to don those digits.
On the move, the player said:
Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It’s a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history. Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my teammates and starting the season.
I knew Liverpool were interested in me, I had some [other] opportunities, but I think for me this is the right club, the right coach and the right moment to change.
I am very happy to be a part of Liverpool Football Club. Klopp said he wanted me to come to play for Liverpool. I didn’t even have to ask myself, I said straight away ‘yes, I am interested’ because I know Liverpool. I am convinced Liverpool are the right club for me with the right coach.