Liverpool FC — Sadio Mane completes transfer to Bayern Munich
"He is a machine," Jürgen Klopp wrote in April. "What he has done for this club and continues to do puts him in the bracket of 'legend'."
Signed from Southampton in the summer of 2016, Mane was a key figure during Klopp's first full campaign as Liverpool manager, putting them on course to clinch a fourth-placed Premier League finish and a return to the Champions League.
His levels – as well as the team's – would continue to rise year upon year as part of Klopp's devastating forward line.
Mane broke the 20-goal mark in all competitions in 2017-18, with 10 coming in the Champions League as the Reds reached the Kyiv final, which ended in defeat by Real Madrid.
Twelve months later, however, he got his hands on European club football's biggest prize after starring in the victory over Tottenham Hotspur in Madrid.
Mane was ever-present during the triumphant Champions League journey and had produced his best Premier League campaign with 22 goals to win the Golden Boot, along with Mohamed Salah and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The following campaign would be a memorable one, on a personal and collective level.
The 2019 CAF African Player of the Year helped Klopp's side make history by ending a 30-year wait to lift the Premier League title.
Mane racked up 22 goals and 12 assists in all competitions throughout 2019-20, when Liverpool became league, FIFA Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup winners.