"This is modern football - players come and go," he said. "The only thing clubs can demand from their players is that they give 100 per cent commitment while they're on their books and that's what Sadio Mane did.
"It was the same with Gini Wijnaldum last summer. It's sad to see him going, but Mane decided he needed a new challenge. Financially, it's a better move for him also but you can't complain about what he's done as while he was here he was absolutely fantastic.
"It'll be disappointing to see him leave as the club did all they could to keep him but they couldn't be held to ransom over paying him what he wanted.
The 𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁 of Sadio Mane 🔥 pic.twitter.com/xW7OFgWq4J
Anfield Watch Verdict
We are a club that is run sensibly. We don't have countries backing us with unlimited money.
If players can't understand that and they want to move away, then that's fine. No player is bigger than Liverpool.
We brought the likes of Salah and Mane in when they weren't superstars and under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp, he has made them household names and legends within their countries.
Klopp has done it before and he'll do it again if needed.