Jamie Carragher and Jose Enrique react as Liverpool strike deal to sell Sadio Mane
Jamie Carragher and Jose Enrique have paid tribute to Liverpool star Sadio Mane ahead of his imminent departure from Anfield.
The Reds forward has been linked with a move away from Merseyside this summer.
And on Friday, multiple reports claimed that Liverpool have agreed a deal with Bayern Munich over Mane’s transfer.
According to BBC Sport, the Reds will get an initial £27.4million for the Senegal international, with £7.7m in add-ons.
Liverpool reportedly turned down two bids from Bayern before accepting their latest offer for the 30-year-old.
Mane joined the Anfield outfit in 2016, arriving from Southampton in a £33.5million deal.
He played a key role in helping Liverpool become one of the best teams in club football.
Mane won the Premier League title, the Champions League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup, the UEFA Supercup and the Club World Cup while at Liverpool.
His Reds account closes with 269 competitive appearances, 120 goals and 48 assists to his name.
While at Liverpool, Mane also won the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022 and won the the African Footballer of the Year accolade in 2019.
Carragher, taking to Twitter, said Mane is his favourite player of the current Liverpool era.
He deemed him a “true Liverpool legend” and thanked him for his heroics in the famous red shirt:
Earlier in the day, Enrique also paid tribute to Mane after initial reports of a deal being struck:
Mane’s departure follows Liverpool’s signing of Uruguay forward Darwin Nunez from Benfica for an initial £64million.