Watch Sadio Mane send an emotional message to Liverpool, jurgen klopp and his fans after completing Bayern Munich transfer
The standout player for Liverpool, Mane, suggested before the encounter in Paris that his future might lie elsewhere before announcing his intention to depart less than a day later.
In a farewell interview with Liverpool, Mane added: ‘Obviously it is strange – really, really strange to no longer be a Liverpool player after six years spent at Anfield.
‘But of course I had a great time, an unbelievable time, and since my first day I really, really enjoyed training, playing, at Anfield especially and in front of these amazing supporters. Now it’s come to the end, so what can you say?
The Senegal star leaves Jurgen Klopp’s side after six successful years on Merseyside
‘I think whoever is leaving Liverpool, with those supporters you will always miss them because so far [they are] the best in the world and I have always said it.
‘I would love one day to come back to Anfield to say hi to them and of course to watch Liverpool playing because for me, I am going to be Liverpool’s No.1 fan – after the supporters!’.
When questioned about the possibility of playing in the Champions League at Anfield again, he responded;
‘You know the Champions League and how the draw always goes on, it can happen for sure and if it happens it happens.
‘It is football and of course I have to come and I have to play. But like I said, Liverpool is Liverpool and we will see. We will see what is going to happen.