Journalist shares what star did before City win

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It’s early days, but Liverpool and Sadio Mane are doing well without each other so far.

After six years as a Liverpool player, the Senegal international quit in the summer and ended up joining Bayern Munich for around £30million.

Mane has been a big factor in the Reds’ success under Jurgen Klopp since 2016.

However, Klopp’s side won their first trophy without him on Saturday, winning 3-1 against Manchester City in the Community Shield.

That being said, Mane also recorded his first silverware after helping Bayern win the Super Cup against Red Bull Leipzig, and scored one of the German giants’ five goals on the night.

But Mane remains a Liverpool supporter despite his departure.

At least that’s the view of Bild journalist Christian Falk, who revealed that the 30-year-old watched as much of his former team’s performances against City as possible before he had to represent his new club.

Mane’s replacement Darwin Nunez has also opened his account against Pep Guardiola’s side.

The Uruguay international, Liverpool’s most expensive signing of all time after an £85m transfer in the summer, nodded a third into injury time to seal the title for Klopp and co at the King Power Stadium .

And as popular as Mane was on Merseyside, chances are Nunez will only improve gradually and so they won’t think of the former Southampton striker too regularly.

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