June 22, (THEWILL) – Bayern’s new forward, Sadio Mane, has revealed that leaving Liverpool was mostly motivated by the novelty of a new task.
The Senegal international contributed significantly to the Reds’ success under Jurgen Klopp and has six trophy-laden years at Anfield, where he solidified his position as one of the top forwards in the world. Following his performances for both club and country, Mane just finished what is undoubtedly his best season at Liverpool to become a legitimate contender for the Ballon d’Or.
Mane chose to test himself in the Bundesliga even though he seemed to have little cause to leave, and he seized the chance to establish himself as one of Bayern’s main players under Julian Nagelsmann. When asked if he believed he had accomplished everything possible while playing for Liverpool, Mane responded: “Yeah, sure. Like I said, from the first day I came to the club, I spoke to the boss when I was in Southampton and I think at that time we were not even in the Champions League.
“He called me and I said, ‘For sure.’ I just decided in my heart that I am coming to Liverpool because that is where I see myself and for me it was the right time and the right club to achieve everything. So, I can say of course we won a lot and I spent a great, great time there. An unbelievable time at Liverpool, we won a lot. Like I always say, my life is always [about a] challenge and when it came I said to the club that I want to leave, I want to go somewhere else to see a new challenge.
“It is not anything else, it is just a challenge because for me I want to always be challenging myself to get better and better.”