Sadio Mane on the back of an exceptional season with Liverpool is finding new ways to be a cult hero with the Kop. A photo going viral amongst the Liverpool fans today shows the Senegalese forward, who scored 13 goals last season for the Reds posing alongside RB Leipzig midfielder and rumored target Naby Keita.
The significance of this picture hasn’t been lost on Liverpool fans as the Reds have been linked with Keita for months. The 22-year old called the ‘African Deco’ by his fans is being chased by some of the elite clubs in Europe. His list of suitors includes the likes of Premier League champions Chelsea as well as Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
Keita scored 8 goals and managed 7 assists for the German club in 32 appearances last season. The central midfielder can cover every inch of the grass with his speed and agility combined with immense stamina and there is little doubt that Keita would be a solid addition to Liverpool’s midfield
Liverpool is in dire need of someone like that and if they have their way, Keita could well be off to Merseyside. RB Leipzig however, has repeatedly claimed that Keita is not for sale, and as the club are owned by Red Bull, it’s clear the Bundesliga outfit don’t have financial pressures to sell their best player.
There is another angle to this story as both Mane and Keita share the same agent, Bjorn Bezemer.