With two draws and a defeat, the Merseyside Reds currently occupy the 16th position on the table as the alarm bells have been sounded in the offices of Anfield.
The primary concern for the German coach remains the midfield as injuries to key players such as Thiago and Fabinho left Liverpool no choice but to field an all-Brexit midfield three of Henderson, Milner and Harvey Elliott who failed to impress against Manchester United.
The defensive errors on show from their ever-reliable Virgil van Dijk have also not helped the team as the Dutchman’s sloppiness has already been punished by opposition forwards.
While goals from new signing Darwin Nunez and talisman Mo Salah appear to show that Liverpool does not have problems up front, the reality is that the Reds’ attack seems to be missing something.
After scoring 2 goals less compared to their tally after three games last season, without a doubt, Klopp’s men are missing Sadio Mane who was deemed surplus and shipped out to Bayern Munich earlier in the summer.
Having been a pivotal part of the attacking contingent during the Klopp era, the Senegalese forward was pivotal in opening up stubborn defences and also produced game-changing moments during big games for Liverpool.
In contrast to his former club’s dire situation, Mane has begun his time with the Bavarians in fine form as he has registered 4 goals in 4 appearances and has already picked up a trophy in the German Super Cup.
So far, no comments have been heard from the 30-year-old about the poor fortunes of his former team but perhaps football fans have unearthed one such reaction from Mane.
Following Bayern’s 7-0 thrashing of Bochum, a Twitter account appearing to belong to Mane posted a picture of the player celebrating with head coach Julian Naglesmann.
This was accompanied by a caption that called Nagelsmann the ‘best German coach’ which seems to be a clear dig at Jurgen Klopp.
The account could almost pass as Mane’s authentic Twitter page, thanks to the regular posts before and after the games. While the caption has surely riled up Liverpool fans for its attack on Klopp, it looks like Mane has had nothing to do with it as the account is a fake and fan-made one.
The lack of a verified blue tick is more than enough to confirm that this is not a page owned by the Senegalese forward.
It is not the case that Mane is totally averse to social media as the ex-Liverpool man has an active Instagram account where he posts content regularly. But it looks like photos posted on Instagram by Mane have been used on this fake Twitter account to make it appear ‘authentic.’
As of yet Mane himself does not have a Twitter account.
Moreover, this is not the first time that football fans have been duped by a fake account for the Bayern star as another fan seems to have successfully done so back in 2017 which was subsequently then taken down.
Although the fake profile did manage to catfish a number of Liverpool supporters, it still remains to be known what Mane actually thinks of the club’s situation especially considering how he was more or less pushed out following the arrival of Darwin Nunez.
With the Champions League draw commencing on Thursday, both Liverpool and Bayern could potentially be drawn in the same group together and perhaps that would make an interesting homecoming for Mane who is without a doubt being missed at Anfield at the moment.