Liverpool forward Sadio Mane said he didn’t give moving to Anfield a second thought when he found out Jurgen Klopp wanted to sign him last summer.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph about rumours Man Utd, who face Liverpool on Red Monday tomorrow, wanted to buy him from Southampton in 2015, Mane said:
“Ronald Koeman was not happy with all the rumours because he wanted me to stay, but it was not too complicated because for me, also, it was not time to go.
“When I spoke to him I told him, ‘No problem, I will stay’. It was my decision. I wanted to stay at Southampton.
“It was only when Liverpool came in [last summer] that I never had a second thought and knew I wanted to join. It was different because then was the right moment for me. I finally came to Liverpool and I was happy with that, and now I’m happy I am playing against Manchester United.”