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Jurgen Klopp had the perfect response to people getting carried away with Sadio Mane's red hot form

Published 24/08/2016 | 17:15

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool embraces Sadio Mane at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: (THE SUN OUT, THE SUN ON SUNDAY OUT) Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool embraces Sadio Mane at the end of the Premier League match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates Stadium on August 14, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

It has only been two games, but Sadio Mane already looks like he will justify the £34m transfer fee Liverpool spent on the Senegalese attacker.

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Mane was sublime in his competitive debut away to Arsenal on the opening weekend of the Premier League season, scoring a solo screamer during Liverpool's 4-3 win. He then missed last Saturday's 2-0 defeat to Burnley, where the Liverpool attack struggled to break down the promoted side in his absence.

Mane returned to the starting line-up for the EFL Cup second round clash against Championship outfit Burton Albion last night, and he was sensational.

The ex-Southampton man laid on two easy goals for his team-mates and was heavily involved in two others as Jurgen Klopp's men eased to a 5-0 win.

Liverpool fans were understandably excited in the aftermath but Klopp defused the hype with a typically charismatic one liner.

"It's not that we have to pat ourselves on the back every day at signing him," he told Press Association sport.

"I really like this player, but I don't like to talk too much after only two games for him.

"We knew of his qualities and how they fit our style, which is why we brought him here."

Klopp may not want any kudos just yet for landing Mane, but if he continues to shine in a Liverpool jersey, there will be plenty of Reds fans lining up to praise the German boss.

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