Mane leaving Liverpool for Bayern: Stats show how much he'll be missed at Anfield

Mane leaving Liverpool for Bayern: Stats show how much he'll be missed at Anfield

In June 2016, became the most expensive African player in history at the time when he moved to for £34 million from .

The international forward had impressed new Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp with 25 goals in 75 games for Saints and quickly became a key player at Anfield, helping the club to win the Champions League (2019), Club World Cup (2019), FA Cup (2022) and Carabao Cup (2022), while also ensuring an end to their 30-year wait for a Premier League title in 2020.

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Mane has now opted to move on for a new challenge with , with the 30-year-old that will end his six-year spell at Anfield. After he began to play more as a central striker for Liverpool last season following the signing of , may replace the legendary in that role at the Allianz Arena.

While Liverpool have spent €100m to sign forward , Mane will certainly be missed at Anfield having been the first major signing of Klopp's tenure at the club.

Here's a breakdown of the prolific output that turned Mane into a world-class player during his time at the club.

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Covering ground, connecting the team

Mane pace and mobility means he can pop up all over the pitch but mainly he has operated on the left side, where he was able to forge a wonderful partnership with left-back .

His relationship with his strike partners and also blossomed, as the trio were responsible for a large percentage of Liverpool's attacking moves.

Connection via completed passes

Andy Robertson: 981
Roberto Firmino: 701
Mohamed Salah: 561
: 507
: 493
: 417

Connection via chances created

Salah: 106
Firmino: 66
Wijnaldum: 18
Robertson: 18
Milner: 14

Mane with Salah/Firmino

Mane goal/Salah assist: 17 (4 last season)
Salah goal/Mane assist: 12 (2 last season)
Mane goal/Firmino assist: 17 (0 last season)
Firmino goal/Mane assist: 6 (0 last season)

Without Mane

Salah goal/Firmino assist: 20 (1 last season)
Firmino goal/Salah assist: 10 (1 last season)


Breakdown of goals: first-time finisher

Mane scored 120 goals during his time at Anfield, with 48 assists from his 259 games.

In the Premier League, he managed 90 goals and 36 assists from 196 games.

In the Champions League, that total was 24 goals and 8 assists from 55 games.

Incredibly, 68 of Mane's 120 Liverpool goals were with his first touch (57%), showing how potent he was in finishing off so many of Liverpool's incisive attacks. But here's a breakdown of how he usually scored.

Goals by body part at Liverpool (120)

Right foot: 70
Left foot: 31
Header: 19

Goals by area at Liverpool (120)

Inside six-yard box: 26
Inside penalty box: 117 (inc. inside six-yard box)
Outside penalty box: 3

ESPN's Stats & Information Group contributed to this report