Sadio Mane reveals what Jurgen Klopp does which is "really rare" in managers


Sadio Mane has listed the features he most admires of Jurgen Klopp after his most successful season yet at Anfield.

Mane finished the Premier League's top scorer after scoring 22 goals, sharing the prize with team-mate Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's Arsenal.

Mane also played his part in the Reds Champions League winning campaign, scoring four goals in the competition.

And the 27-year-old said that Klopp has to thank for his brilliant form at the club.

Mane said: "He is a very special manager, he has many qualities and distinctive features, but what really struck me is that he is a very good guy out of football, his human side touched me and this is really rare from find someone like that, especially in soccer.

Klopp celebrates the victory of Liverpool's Champions League

"He is a coach who loves his players, he is there for them. At the same time, he gives them responsibility. We, the players, are ready to do anything for him! We give everything in the field for him, both in training and in game, let's do our best. He's a manager who makes you want to go to war. "

Mane also revealed that Klopp wanted to sign him first while he was in Salzburg and Klopp was head of Dortmund, and that although he finished in the Premier League playing in Southampton, he was disappointed that he was unable to connect with German in previously.

"That transfer (from Salzburg to Southampton) was hard and complicated. I'll tell you the truth. Southampton is a very good club, but I didn't want to go there," he said.

Mane raises the Champions League trophy

"My goal was to sign in Dortmund because Jürgen Klopp wanted me. Except for Salzburg it was already an agreement with Spartak in Moscow. They wanted to sell me in Russia to get more money. Dortmund was ready to pay € 12 million. said no to Russia. My dream was to play in the best leagues ".

Like Klopp, the Champions League was Mane's first trophy at Anfield, and he will be desperate to add to that season next season when Liverpool tries to challenge Manchester City for the championship title.

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