Jurgen Klopp praises Sadio Mane, comments on how he is settling into life at Liverpool

Liverpool's Saido Mane shoots

Mane played 45 minutes of Liverpool's 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Sunday.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane warms up before the match

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that he was pleased with Sadio Mane's performance in the 2-0 win over Wigan Athletic on Sunday despite the forward looking off-key, and praised the way he has settled into life at Anfield, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo.

Mane played the first 45 minutes in the 2-0 win over the Latics but did not look quite on the top of his game, appearing below full fitness and struggling to leave his mark on the game.

However, the man who cost £34 million when he signed on a five-year deal from Southampton is still just settling into life on Merseyside, and Klopp is delighted with what he has seen from him so far.

Liverpool's Saido Mane shoots

The German boss believes the Senegalese star is already proving a big hit with his teammates and admitted that his underwhelming performance was due to tiredness.

Klopp said, via the Echo: "Sadio was in a very good way but today he was a little bit tired. Everything is good. We are really happy about the transfer.

"We knew a lot about him as a player and we knew a little bit about him as a human being, good news. As a human being, he is better and nice as a player and everybody can see how he is as a player.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp and Saido Mane before the match

"It's good for us, the squad. Everyone likes him. He likes the club, he likes the other players and he likes to work high quality."

Mane will be hoping to replicate the kind of form that he showed in the last couple of years at Southampton when his Liverpool career begins in earnest with the start of the new season next months.

The 24-year-old scored 25 goals in 75 appearances for the Saints after joining from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane in action with Wigan's Ryan Colclough

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