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Sadio Mane admits he couldn't reject the chance to join Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool

By Staff Reporter

New signing Sadio Mane admits he did not have to think twice when Jurgen Klopp asked him to join Liverpool.

The 24-year-old became the club's third most expensive signing by penning a five-year contract after a £30m deal was finalised with Southampton.

There has been some dispute between over Mane's fee with Southampton saying privately it is £34m rising to £36m with add-ons but sources at Anfield have rejected those claims.

Irrespective of the price tag, Mane is not over-awed by the challenge having met Klopp.

"I spoke with him and I think he played a big role in me coming to Liverpool and I want to thank him for all the confidence," said the striker, who will wear No.19. "He said he wanted me to come and I didn't try to ask myself questions as I was convinced Liverpool was the right club for me.

"It is the right club, right coach and right moment to change."

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