Didi Hamann thinks Liverpool let the star go in his prime

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Didi Hamann told Sky Germany that Bayern Munich signing Sadio Mane from Liverpool will have a big impact on the image of the Bundesliga as the striker joined FCB in their prime.

Mane moved to the Allianz Arena in June for a first £27.5m, amounting to £35million, after six years at Anfield. The Senegalese sensation changed the South Coast and Southampton for life on Merseyside in 2016 for £34 millionand would win every team honor imaginable.

Liverpool claimed Champions League glory in 2018/19, won the Club World Cup in 2019, a Premier League title in 2019/20, lifted the EFL Cup in 2022 and also lifted the FA Cup in 22. Mane also helped Senegal win their first ever Africa Cup of Nations title earlier in the year.

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Mane has been a big part of what Liverpool have achieved with Jurgen Klopp in recent seasons. The 30-year-old left Anfield having netted 120 goals and added 48 assists in 269 games in all competitions, while playing for 21,593 out of a potential 24,930 minutes.

Bayern Munich are now hoping Mane can help boss Julian Nagelsmann overcome the loss of Robert Lewandowski’s sale to Barcelona. The Polish icon moved to Camp Nou to £42.5malthough the 33-year-old has just one year left on his contract with Der FCB.

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Didi Hamann believes Liverpool sold Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich at his ‘best age’

Hamann also believes Mane’s signing for Bayern Munich should improve the Bundesliga’s global image as he left Liverpool in his prime. The 91-cap international offered 16 goals in his 34 Premier League games last season, only in 2018/19 (22) and 19/20 (18) that he scored more.

“The fact that Bayern were able to get Mane was a good thing,” he said. said. “The first world star to really come to the Bundesliga. Many have become world stars to the Bundesliga. Raul came, but he was already a bit past his prime. But Mane at 30 is really at his best age.

As well as finishing last Premier League season as Liverpool’s second top scorer behind Mohamed Salah (23), the Senegalese star amassed his second-most minutes in a single term with 2,825. than in the 2018/19 season Mane amassed more with 3,086 in 36 games.

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