Interviewed by TalkSPORT, former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has spoken of the probable departure of Sadio Mané to Bayern Munich. The 57-year-old Welshman believes the Senegalese international is doing a stupid thing by leaving the Reds and that he will ruin the end of his career because the German championship is not at Premier League level.
“I can’t believe he’s leaving Liverpool, I don’t know how he got there. He is 30 years old, has spent most of his career at the club. In the last six months he has played the best football, he has been unstoppable at times and the best in the team. He will score goals. It wins 5-0 every week, only one team can win the league. It’s not a challenge. He will climb into his chair, light a cigarette and play for Bayern in third position. The years will pass and he will waste the best two years of his life as a footballer. At the end of his career, if he says to you “come and see my showcase”, the medal of the German champion will be right behind”Saunders said of the 30-year-old striker, who made 51 appearances for Liverpool last season, scoring 23 goals and providing five assists.