Graeme Souness: I like this Liverpool signing but he has a lot of responsibility
By Harvey Byrne
Graeme Souness has claimed that new Liverpool signing Sadio Mane will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders following his move from Southampton.
The 24-year-old moved to Anfield for a mega £34million fee that could rise to £38million and he will be expected to add greater thrust to an attack that has been short of goals since Luis Suarez left two years ago.
Souness, the former Liverpool midfielder turned Sky pundit, has said that he thinks Mane will be a success for the England giants.
“He will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders at Liverpool,” said Souness in a Sky Sports opinion blog.
“I like him. He’s a goalscorer and he can score different types of goals. He’s quick, he’s energetic and I think he will do well.”
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The Senegalese hotshot agreed a five-year deal with Liverpool this summer after two-years on the south coast.
The forward player attracted a host of teams including the Reds’ rivals Manchester United with his explosive pace.
The quick footed winger starred in 75 encounters for the Saints in all competitions and scored 25 goals from his attacking midfield position.
Jurgen Klopp has looked to strengthen his side this summer and has also added Loris Karius, Joel Matip and Georginio Wijnaldum alongside Mane.
In other Liverpool team news, Sadio Mane could spearhead the Reds attack ahead of three strikers for the Premier League opener against Arsenal.