"It's an incredible transfer for FC Bayern because he's one of Liverpool's absolute top players. When Bayern manages to sign someone like him then you can only congratulate them and the Bundesliga.
"He's a very reserved and down-to-earth person. He speaks a bit of German from his time in Salzburg and I always got along well with him. I think he will have no problem integrating in Germany."
Anfield Watch Verdict
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Lothar Matthaus:
“Sadio Mane is an exceptional player and a difference-maker. He has provided goals and assists with Liverpool in a way and with a regularity that few other players in the world have been able to match in recent years.” #lfc [sky] pic.twitter.com/TuB7Ha9kqY
When you look at the weekly wage the 30-year-old will be making at Bayern, you can see why the Reds decided to sell him and not renew his contract.
If he received the aforementioned fee at Liverpool, then it would've destroyed our wage structure, something we know Fenway Sports Group will not let happen.
It's going to be sad to see Mane leave, but it's the best option for both parties in my opinion. I'll personally be keeping a keen eye on his career with Bayern and hopefully he can shine as bright as he did with Liverpool.
He also guarantees himself more trophies moving to Germany, which is always a good thing.
Good luck Sadio and thank you for everything you have helped Liverpool achieve.