Mane leaves Anfield after six years, 269 games, 120 goals, 48 assists and six trophies, signing a three-year deal with Bayern who will pay £35.1 million.
But it is a move that comes during a gradual and exciting evolution of the Reds’ forward line, with Diaz having arrived mid-season from Porto before Darwin Nunez‘s £85 million switch from Benfica earlier this summer.
There is a sense, then, that Mane feels Liverpool remain in safe hands following his move.
“Liverpool still have great players,” he told LFCTV.
“And you have now Diogo and Diaz also – wow, what a player they have!
“But it’s normal, it’s the best club in the world, so I wish them all the best, but for me football is always about dedication and to work very, very hard.
“That’s what I trust and those players did it and are doing it, so I think it will work always well for them.”
Mane’s comments on the makeup of Liverpool’s attacking ranks came with considerable praise for his long-standing partners in the final third.
Salah and Firmino made up the rest of a legendary trio at Anfield over the past five years, and they remain as key cogs in a new-look group that will move on without Mane.
“Bobby and Mo – what players!” the Senegalese added.
“I think there are no other secrets because playing alongside these great players, they make everything easier for me.
“I think I am just supporting this and especially Bobby, who always dropped and made space for me and Mo, I think it was just incredible.”