It didn’t take Liverpool fans long to fall in love with Sadio Mane, and so it may take a little while for them to get over his departure.
The Senegalese thrilled supporters and terrorised defenders during six glorious, trophy-filled years on Merseyside. He leaves as a bona fide Anfield legend, ready for a new challenge in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich.
At £35 million ($43m), he was viewed as something of a gamble when arriving from Southampton in the summer of 2016, but he would turn out to be Jurgen Klopp’s first great Reds signing, the catalyst for a magnificent era of success.
He leaves behind countless memories, his legacy as one of the great Liverpool players of the modern era secure and ready to be passed down the generations.
Gamble? Bargain, more like!