It is 12 months to the day that Liverpool paid Southampton £34m in order to secure the signature of Sadio Mane, who penned a five-year contract at Anfield.
There were question marks over Liverpool’s willingness to spend in excess of £30m on a player that lacked experience at the highest level.
However, Mane answered all of the doubts with an impressive 2016-17 campaign – managing 13 goals and five assists in 27 Premier League appearances, although injury did make it a frustrating end to the season for the Senegal international.
Mane has now scored 38 Premier League goals since arriving in English football from Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2014, and it would be fair to say that the attacker has time on his side as he bids to become one of the league’s biggest talents.
On Wednesday, Liverpool’s official Twitter account looked back 12 months to the day that Mane signed, and as expected, the tweet brought a host of praise from the club’s supporters, who are already looking forward to watching him next season.
One year ago today, Sadio signed! ? pic.twitter.com/Q6sYjYhc8k
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 28, 2017
What a signing he turned out to be! ?
— Ayunda Zikrina (@Ayunda_Zi) June 28, 2017
And what a signing he has been ?
— Simran ?✨ (@_ItsSimran) June 28, 2017
best signing since Suarez ?
— Couts Boots (@CoutsBoots) June 28, 2017
Next season he will be @LFC top goal scorer
— Kieran (@footietweets98) June 28, 2017
What a great signing that turned out to be
— Ben (@YourSolanke) June 28, 2017
And what a signing he was! ?⚽️
— RJW ?⚽️ (@WiggzLFC) June 28, 2017
People said he would flop like benteke, but I took the risk and bought his shirt, proved to be a good decision!!!???
— Kenny Peng (@Kennylfcfl) June 28, 2017
What A Signing ???
— Sanil KecY (@Lfcsanil) June 28, 2017
Speedy and skillfull. Worth!
— Adi WidinantoWardana (@adiwidinanto) June 28, 2017