After having six successful, Mane left the English side for a new challenge. Bayern Munich signed him for a £27.1million fee while he was in the final year of his contract. Klopp sanctioned the deal.
Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann has also admitted that the forward is facing difficulties in adapting his new team’s style. Mane was withdrawn by his manager in the 70th minute against Barcelona.
Bayern Munich News: Nagelsmann’s Comments on Mane
In the post-match interview, Nagelsmann explained: “He put in so much for Liverpool.” He also added: “He’s a new signing. He just needs to adapt. He was trying. I’m certain he will succeed for us.”
On the other hand, Hamann sees things differently. The former Liverpool and Bayern midfielder thinks that Mane doesn’t look happy at The Allianz Arena. He told GMX via Sport Witness: “He is not integrated.”
Hamann also explained the difference between Liverpool’s version of Mane and the Bayern one: “I saw him at Liverpool FC, where he played through the middle. That is not his position. Now he’s taking that position at FC Bayern as well. He is at his best when he comes from the outside. He doesn’t look happy to me.”
Hamann praised Bayern’s players’ performances: “Other players like Leroy Sane, Jamal Musiala or, in defense, Lucas Hernandez, who is injured at the moment, are putting in outstanding performances.”
He also pointed out how lonely Mane has become: “Nobody is talking about Mane at the moment. He seems isolated and hardly takes part in the game. FC Bayern has to get a grip on that.”
Bayern Munich News: Klopp on Post-Mane Situation
But Mane is not alone in his lack of form, as his former team Liverpool is also struggling with the Senegalese forward. Jurgen Klopp replaced his star forward with the club-record deal of signing Darwin Nunez from Benfica.
Nunez made a dream debut, but he is also struggling in front of goal now, after scoring just once in five games.
But Klopp insisted that Mane is not a big factor in his team’s early season inconsistency. Klopp said to Norwegian broadcaster TV2: “Sadio is a world-class player. It was always clear that we were going to miss him.”
He assured Liverpool fans by saying: “But this is not our problem now. Unfortunately, we also played bad games with Sadio. Not ‘so’ bad, but bad. I especially understand that the Liverpool fans want to discuss it, want solutions and things like that.”
Liverpool’s most of the preferred midfielders are out with injury and Klopp is looking forward to their return.