Southampton's Sadio Mane in action with Crystal Palace's Pape Souare
Liverpool have completed the transfer of winger Sadio Mane, announcing the deal via their official website.
Mane signs from Southampton after two impressive seasons at the club, and will hope to quickly establish himself as a key player for Liverpool.
His explosive pace and goalscoring ability makes him an eye catching talent, and for Liverpool it could be a real coup despite the big price tag they paid.
Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the first goal for Southampton
Mane had been linked with a Southampton exit since last summer, but instead of Liverpool it was their rivals Manchester United who appeared favourites. The Mail even claimed they made an attempt to sign the winger back in January.
If he goes on to become a big success at Liverpool it will be a transfer which could really haunt United for not pushing strongly for a deal this summer.
Southampton's Sadio Mane in action with Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels
Last season he was more productive than United's big summer signing the previous year, Memphis Depay, and the Liverpool ace will be fancied to out do the Dutchman once again this coming campaign.
United are pushing ahead with deals of their own to sign Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, as they look to build under Jose Mourinho.
Supporters were quick to have their say over Liverpool's acquisition of Mane, with a mixed range of comments...
So glad Liverpool have signed Mane, now we can stop being linked with that overrated diver #MUFC— Kyle Le Moigne (@kylelemoigne) June 28, 2016
£30m seems like Crazy money for Mane, but lad is a fantastic player. Got lots of qualities.— D.Tee (@DTee_Gh) June 28, 2016
.... and oh, i'm a #mufc fan.
Liverpool signing Mane just shows how the caliber of potential transfers raised as soon as Jose gets invovled #MUFC— RASHFORD BALLON D'OR (@bpmcminn) June 28, 2016
Would have taken Sadio Mane at #mufc but hopefuly Mourinho has something else lined up— Red Army (@Ifi_Ali) June 28, 2016
Mane joins Liverpool. Potentially brilliant signing. Very dangerous player but needs to score goals consistently. Shame #mufc missed out.— Marcus Chhan (@MarcusChhan) June 28, 2016
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp