Mane unconcerned by big price tag

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane insists he does not feel any extra pressure to live up to a sizeable price tag, following a £34m switch from Southampton in the off-season.

The Senegal international announced his arrival at the Merseyside outfit in the best way possible, netting on his Premier League debut as Jurgen Klopp's men clinched a 4-3 victory over Arsenal.

And, while he is yet to add to his tally, Mane has certainly been a bright spark in attack.

It's fair to say big things are expected of the former Southampton man, thanks to a hefty transfer fee, but Mane claims he does not feel added pressure to perform.

"It's normal in football. People will talk about it [the fee] but I don't feel the pressure," he told the Liverpool Echo. "I have always believed in my quality and I know what I can do for my team.

"I just try to work in training every day and give my best for the club and for the fans.

"I was very happy to score my first goal in my first game for Liverpool. Most importantly we won the game.

"I want to thank everyone for all the support I've had from the fans and from the club."

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