Sadio Mané finally put pen to paper on a new Liverpool contract yesterday which ties him to the Anfield club for the next five years.
Mané and his representatives had been in talks with the Liverpool board for a few months now and at last a deal has been reached which satisfies all parties.
The Senegalese international has hit the net six times in 11 league games so far this season, yet his recent performances have drawn criticism from some quarters.
Rumours had been circling about Mané’s commitment to the side with a possible transfer to Real Madrid seen as a distraction for the number ten.
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With that possibility put to bed for now, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to see a happier, more settled Mane on the pitch for the Reds.
Mané is expected to start in an almost full-strength Liverpool lineup when they travel to Vicarage Road to take on Watford in the Premier League on Saturday.
Klopp’s side is trying to stay within touching distance of Manchester City at the top of the table and will be able to put the pressure back on the Sky Blues if they can take all three points from the Hornets.
Pep Guardiola takes his team to London to face West Ham United, also on Saturday.