- In 2016, Sadio Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton for £34m.
- A lot of Reds' supporters either thought the winger was not worth the money or did not consider him good enough.
- It's funny to recall some of their claims almost 4 years later.
On 28 June 2016, Sadio Mane joined Liverpool from Southampton for £34m which made him the most expensive African player in history at the time. Not all of the Reds' fans were happy with that back in the day, to say the least.
Some of them expressed their disappointment under Paul Joyce's tweet, in which The Times' reporter teased the upcoming transfer one day before it happened. Take a look at a few reactions as they seem absolutely hilarious nearly four years later.
Some considered £30m to big of a price for Mane. Well, the winger has proven to be worth every penny the Reds paid.
People even suggested that Liverpool were 'robbed' by Southampton.
One fan found the news so embarrassing that he even asked Joyce to delete the tweet.
Does Sadio seem overrated to you now, Mr Leigh Papa John?
'Hope we get Draxler instead'.
Some were hoping that James Pearce would refute the rumour in his usual manner.
Thank God they never learned!
Curiously enough, it was a United fan who made a much more reasonable claim on the move than most of the Reds' supporters.