Ex-EPL midfielder, Trevor Sinclair has come out to say that Jurgen Klopp is one of the reasons why Sadio Mane left Liverpool. He recently had his say while speaking to the press, and fans have been reacting.
According to him, he blames Klopp because he doesn’t feel Mane has ever been lauded and appreciated at the football club like Virgil van Dijk or Mo Salah, and the club even allowed his contract to run down.
Trevor added that Liverpool letting Mane’s contract run till its final year suggests how the club valued his services.
His words, “This Sadio Mane transfer is obviously universally accepted now he’s left Liverpool Football Club as a club legend. But I keep on hearing some fans and ex-players saying ‘I don’t know why he’s left?’ Let me tell you why he’s left.”
“One, I don’t think he’s ever been lauded and appreciated at the football club like Virgil van Dijk or Mo Salah. Two, the fact that Liverpool let his contract go down to the last year kind of suggests that that’s how they felt about him.”
“Three, I think the main thing is that Jurgen Klopp lost him when he came out and belittled the AFCON tournament which his manager (for Senegal) Aliou Cisse had to come out and defend the AFCON and said ‘you were coming second until our African players started playing for you’.”
“Mane is a man of principles, you’ve seen him buy hospitals, buy schools and all the rest of it in his home town of Senegal and it’s for these reasons I feel Sadio Mane’s thought, ‘you know what, I’m going, I’m leaving the club’. He’s had a good time, he’s been a club legend but I don’t think he could play on after that.”
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