Sadio Mane comments on his discipline and the conversation with Klopp prior to Liverpool switch

Liverpool's Sadio Mane warms up before the match

Mane said he will not fall foul of any discipline breach following last season's experience at Southampton.

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

Liverpool summer signing Sadio Mane has said there will be no repeat of the disciplinary issues he endured while at Southampton last season.

Mane was left out of the Saints side for a spell by then Southampton boss Ronald Koeman and was heavily criticised by his manager for turning up late to a team meeting.

The Senegal international appears to have learned the lessons and is quoted in the Liverpool Echo saying: “It was something I learned from. It is not something I intend to allow to happen again.

“It was a learning curve for me. I am never going to repeat it, no matter who the manager is.”

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

One thing that will please Liverpool fans is that Mane rebutted interest from Manchester United to make the switch to Anfield and he told of the conversation with Jurgen Klopp that led him to become a Liverpool player.

“It was a telephone conversation where we discussed different things," he said.

“He realised I was a young player keen to work hard and progress. I said that was me. I told him I was straightforward and that I want to work hard.”

Liverpool's Saido Mane shoots

It is encouraging that Mane is keen to keep his head down at Liverpool as he could end up being one of the most important players in the side this season.

He is very quick and offers goals in the final third and goals and pace have been areas of the side the Reds have needed to address for a little while now. 

Mane said he felt Liverpool was the right club for him with the right coach, therefore one would think there would be no issues on the discipline front, certainly for the time being.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp

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