Liverpool FC star Adam Lallana excited by new signing Sadio Mane

Ross Houston
August 10, 2016

"I also knew that we would have to play with two different teams otherwise it wouldn't work".

Mane celebrates after scoring to make it 1-0 against Barca.

The challenge now for Jürgen Klopp and his players will be to implement this fast and furious intensity in a competitive environment.

Liverpool secured Mane's signing from Southampton for a fee of £30 million and although some eyebrows were raised at the amount, he seems to be an excellent addition to Jurgen Klopp's squad.

We went out there and did what we had to do, and today we showed that we can beat one of the best teams in the world 4-0, so it's good. He is different to what we have got.

"It is clear that today we needed some more players back, to reach the level that Liverpool were playing at", Rakitic said in a post-match interview.

"I'm always ready, that's how it is".

"It's a friendly game and I don't want to overestimate this game but it's still good for us. The line-up was a compromise, we flew a few players in this morning, but you have to expect us to do better".

"We had a good run around, nothing more". In four seasons Sturridge has only made 92 appearances across all domestic and European competitions.

He said: "I knew straight away what he was about".

"We are in a good way, 100 per cent".

"After the first goal, there were a number of chances that we had, a lay-off for Luis [Suarez] from Arda [Turan]".

Klopp's men struggled with the packed schedule last season, resulting in vastly differing performances one week to the next. Na Lallana first help Sadio Mane score the first goal when he stop Arda Turan short pass before Mascherano kon do own goal.

"We tried to put high pressing and things like that". It is about organisation, it is about formation, it is about winning balls. "It needs to be a mixture".

"I don't have a silly team, I don't have to tell them that's how it works".

"Obviously, for us it was a more important game because 90,000 were here because of us, and maybe Messi, I would say". A lot of things in life you notice under the biggest pressure.

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