Former Liverpool forward Dean Saunders claims Sadio Mane is going to ruin the best years of his football career after signing for Bayern Munich. according to Saunders, The German Bundesliga is not competitive as the Premier League, with Bayern Munich the outright winner of the League season by season.
Liverpool accepted Bayern Munich’s €35 million bid for Sadio Mane on Friday. the Senegalese international is expected to be unveiled By Bayern Munich next week.
Sadio Mane enjoyed a fruitful six-year at Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp. As the first signing under the Jurgen Klopp era, The 30 years old was very influential in the success of Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager.
Mane won the Premier League, Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, Carabao Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the FA Cup with Liverpool. The Senegal international made 269 appearances for Liverpool scoring 120 goals and providing 48 assists.
What did Saunders say?
Speaking via talkSPORTS, the former Liverpool and Wales forward said: “Nothing against the club, it’s a great club, but the league is nowhere near a challenge for Mane.
“He’ll get goals. They win 5-0 every week, only one team can win the league.
“It’s not a challenge. He will get in his armchair, light a cigar up, he’ll play for Bayern in third gear and he’ll coast for two years and ruin the best two years of his life as a footballer.
“At the end of his career, if he said to you ‘come and look at my trophy cabinet’, the German league winners medal will be right at the back”
Dean Saunder added: “I can’t believe he’s leaving Liverpool, I don’t know how it’s got to this point.
“He’s 30, I think of all his time at the club, the last six months he’s played the best football, he’s been unstoppable at times.”
Liverpool had already broken the club transfer record of €100 to sign Darwin Nunez from Benfica as Sadio Mane’s replacements.
The 22 years old Uruguay international is expected to form a front three with Mohamed Salah and Luis Dais for Liverpool next season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool Legend Jamie Carragher revealed in a tweet that Sadio Mane was his favorite player in the Jurgen Klopp era.