Graeme Souness warns Mane about Liverpool responsibility

Newcastle manager Graeme Souness

The forward joined Liverpool from Southampton earlier this summer.

Graeme Souness - Newcastle United ManagerGraeme Souness

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness has warned Sadio Mane that he will have a lot of responsibility at Anfield next season, speaking to Sky Sports. 

The forward is one of seven new signings at the club this summer as Jurgen Klopp has sought to overhaul his squad.

Mane is arguably under the most pressure though, with the Reds paying close to £40 million to bring him from Southampton.

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their first goalLiverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their first goal

That price tag shows Klopp is has faith in his ability to help turn his side into Champions League contenders this season but Souness has warned him that he will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders.

“He will have a lot of responsibility on his shoulders at Liverpool,” he told Sky Sports.

“I like him. He’s a goalscorer and he can score different types of goals. He’s quick, he’s energetic and think he will do well.”

Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their first goalLiverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring their first goal

It will certainly be interesting to see how Mane fares at Liverpool next season and beyond.

The large price tag has put a lot of pressure on his shoulders, but so far he seems to be revelling in it, with a recent star performance in the demolition of Barcelona.

If he continues to shine across the season as he did in that game, then there will not be many talking about the asking price by the end of the season.

Liverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the matchLiverpool's manager Juergen Klopp celebrates after the match

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