Sadio Mané’s glory days at Liverpool ended after the forward moved to Bayern Munich.
The Senegalese international has just one year left on his contract at Anfield and has yet to agree to an extension, prompting Liverpool to accept a £35m offer from the Bundesliga champions for his services.
Mané’s departure will leave a gap in Jurgen Klopp’s attack, although preparations for the change of guard have already been made with Luis Diaz signed from Porto in January and Darwin Nunez in June against Benfica.
With Diaz starting at Merseyside and high expectations for Nunez, replacing Mane is no easy feat – as his tally over the past six years shows…
Mane’s contributions were instrumental in Liverpool’s success, with 120 goals in all competitions for the club at Anfield. On average, he scored a goal every 180 minutes – one every two games.
With 37 more assists, Mané was evaluated with a goal contribution every 137 minutes.
In the Premier League, only Leicester City’s Harry Kane (134), his teammate Mohamed Salah (118) and Jamie Vardy (104) have scored more Premier League goals than Mane (90) during his Liverpool career.
Leading the Way
Part of a massive attacking trio alongside Salah and Robert Firmino that helped Liverpool secure numerous accolades, including the end of a 30-year wait for the league title, Mane has been the provider at crucial moments.
Since the start of the 2016/17 season, Mané’s Premier League goals are worth 63 points; only Tottenham’s Kane is the best in this regard, with goals worth 75 points.
Mane (38) was also just behind Kane (43) in opening goals in Premier League games, while scoring 29 wins – behind Kane (38) and Salah (34).
In six years at Liverpool, Mane made 269 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool, including 248, totaling 21,577 minutes for Klopp.
At the time, only Firmino had more reds with 278, but Mané led in starts and minutes.
Mané, Salah (20,697) and Firmino (20,142) were the only three Liverpool players to exceed 20,000 minutes in that period.
It was also crucial that Mane was available so often, as Liverpool’s win rate went from 58.3% without the former Southampton man to 65.4% when he came on as a substitute.