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Liverpool show Klopp the Mane

Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a 'long-term contract' the Anfield club announced Tuesday.

Liverpool show Klopp the Mane

Senegal striker Sadio Mane has joined Liverpool from Premier League rivals Southampton on a 'long-term contract' for an undisclosed fee, the Anfield club announced Tuesday.

 British media reports suggested Mane had signed a five-year contract in a deal worth some £30 million ($40 million, 36 million euros).

That would make Mane, who scored 25 goals in 75 appearances for the Saints, Liverpool's third-most expensive signing behind fellow strikers Andy Carroll (£35 million) and Christian Benteke (£32.5 million).

'Today is a big day and I am very happy to sign for one of the biggest clubs in Europe,' Mane told Liverpool's website. 'It's a club that has won a lot of trophies and has a big history.

'Now I am looking forward to meeting all the staff and my team-mates and starting the season.'