Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates their fourth goal scored by Sadio Mane
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the club's official website that he thinks Sadio Mane can do even better than he did against Arsenal on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds travelled down to North London for their first game of the new Premier League season, and looked to be in trouble as Theo Walcott struck Arsenal into a first-half lead, less than 90 seconds after Simon Mignolet had saved a Walcott penalty.
Arsenal's Petr Cech concedes Liverpool's fourth goal scored by Sadio Mane
However, Philippe Coutinho's stunning long-range free kick put Liverpool back on level terms, and after half-time the Reds took full control as Adam Lallana finished off a fine move, Coutinho swept home his second from a Nathaniel Clyne cross, and summer signing Sadio Mane scored a superb individual goal to give Liverpool a 4-1 lead at the Emirates Stadium.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Calum Chambers did pull goals back for Arsenal, but Liverpool managed to claim a 4-3 victory in a quite remarkable game.
Liverpool's Sadio Mane celebrates scoring their fourth goal with manager Juergen Klopp, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and teammates
Many Liverpool players starred in another scintillating performance under Klopp, but new signing Mane was one of the top performers on his league debut for the club.
The Senegalese forward was signed in a big-money deal from Southampton this summer, and he has wasted no time in showing Liverpool fans what he can do.
In Klopp's high-tempo game, Mane is vital. Players like Philippe Coutinho, Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino are all talented ball-players, but Mane offers blistering pace and direct running, and he showed this afternoon that he knows where the net is.
Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Sadio Mane after the match
After the game, Klopp told the Liverpool official website that he felt Mane was 'good, but can do even better', and praised him for his combination of technical ability and pace.
Klopp also told Sky Sports that he'll 'see what happens' in the transfer market, as fans want to see a new left back signed before this month's transfer deadline after another torrid performance from Spaniard Alberto Moreno against Arsenal.
"Good, good, good, but he can do even better," said Klopp. "The way we defended, they were all involved, Sadio too. We need to defend better and he’s involved, but of course we saw in the pre-season and we saw today that in specific moments he is unbelievably strong. Being technically good and quick is a nice combination, so that’s what we saw in the game and around the goal."
"We will see. Until 31st of August why should I decide anything? We will see what happens," he added when asked about possible signings.
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