Liverpool confirmed the signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton on Tuesday afternoon, with supporters welcoming the new No. 19 to the club.
The 24-year-old has officially joined the Reds in a year worth a reported £30 million, the Senegalese forward being Jurgen Klopp‘s fourth signing as manager.
Mane joins new recruits Joel Matip, Marko Grujic and Loris Karius in the squad as the Klopp revolution continues to gather pace.
NEW: CONFIRMED: Liverpool complete signing of Sadio Mane from Southampton https://t.co/ylY86uayCc #LFC
— This Is Anfield (@thisisanfield) June 28, 2016
While the news of Mane’s arrival hasn’t been met with resounding positivity, the majority of fans are still very pleased with the signing.
Here’s how some media and fans reacted to news of Mane’s arrival at Anfield:
Sadio Mane: “Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe."#LFC pic.twitter.com/mglJnXtH4O
— Melissa Reddy (@MelissaReddy_) June 28, 2016
Wonder if FSG ever ask themselves whether they should have bought Southampton instead.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) June 27, 2016
#lfc have signed every #saintsfc player to score at Anfield since they returned to the Premier League. Scouting.
— Christ Rann (@crstig) June 28, 2016
I'm deeply concerned about Mane, not one lean on the photos i've seen!
— Ste Davies (@StevenD1977) June 28, 2016
— Billy Liddell (@Liddellpool) June 28, 2016
Welcome to Liverpool Football Club, Sadio Mane. You're going to absolutely love it.
— Henry Jackson (@HenryJackson87) June 28, 2016
Mane to wear #19. Hope the weight of the jersey doesn't affect him, he's following in the path of some legends… pic.twitter.com/vFshA64yQq
— Green Scouser (@Green_Scouser) June 28, 2016
More images of our new signing, Sadio Mane. #LFC #ManeLFC pic.twitter.com/Sk2FNtBOw2
— LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) June 28, 2016
Mane's first interview as a Liverpool player https://t.co/NNiYruHQNj
— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) June 28, 2016
Buzzing to have signed Sadio Mané, he's exactly what we need!
Another good deal done. Onto the next now, @LFC!
— Matt (@FalseFMatt) June 28, 2016
Sadio Mané is a #LFC player – good acquisition by Klopp, top money for #SaintsFC. St Mary's was constructed for less
— Simon Peach (@SimonPeach) June 28, 2016
Good job Mane has no social media accounts so our wankers can't abuse him for not being Reus.
— Paul (@Kolology) June 28, 2016
Klopp wanted Mane.
Mane is dead good at football.
He outscored every one of our players last season.
We've signed him.
— Robbo (@RobV96) June 28, 2016