Jurgen Klopp was to blame for Sadio Mane's decision to leave Liverpool (opens in new tab) this summer – according to former Reds midfielder Salif Diao.
The forward's exit didn't appear acrimonious, but Diao has suggested that all was not entirely well at Anfield for his Senegalese compatriot.
"I think he has been here for a [while] and I think at some point, he thought he did not have the love that he needed really, here at Anfield.
"I'm not talking about the fans; for him, I think it was more with the manager.
"Things weren't really going on as they should be, so that's why he decided to go for a new challenge. I think as a top player, every time you stay four to five years at a top club, sometimes it's good to go for a new challenge."
Mane has made a solid start to life ay Bayern, scoring five goals in his first 11 appearances for the Bundesliga champions.
The 30-year-old was also on target as Senegal continued their preparations for the World Cup 2022 on Friday with a 2-0 friendly win over Bolivia in Orleans, France.
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