Bayern Watchers Blame Klopp for Mané’s Struggles in Bundesliga . The 2022–23 season has been a major letdown for Liverpool following last year’s almost quadruple when the Reds came within two games of making Premier League history. The Reds finished last in three competitions and were outside the top four race.
According to German media sources who have started to wonder where the Sadio Mané they saw with the Reds last season has been since joining Bayern Munich, the season has been similarly dismal for a crucial player who left last summer.
Given his selection as African Footballer of the Year and his finish as Karim Benzema’s rival for the Ballon d’Or, Mané had very high expectations. Nevertheless, so far, his eleven goals and five assists have fallen short of expectations, albeit they are still not horrible numbers.
It might seem plausible to attribute Mané’s injury layoff to an inflamed fibula that required surgery, but considering Liverpool’s troubles, some German media are looking to blame Mané’s tenure at Liverpool under Jürgen Klopp for the 30-year-relative old’s struggles.
Bayern Watchers Blame Klopp for Mané’s Struggles in Bundesliga
Of all, it was that time at Liverpool under Klopp that made Bayern desire him and lifted Mané to the level of being named African Footballer of the Year and Ballon d’Or runner-up, so now complaining it may have left him physically tired seems an odd charge.
Still, it’s perhaps something of an interesting parallel to the narratives of Liverpool’s season, with the Reds clearly exhausted from last year’s efforts at the same time one of their superstars from last season is going through struggles of his own at a new club.