Shock reports suggest Sadio Mane may return to Liverpool following Bayern Munich nightmare

Liverpool only sold Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich for around £30million last summer

German reports claim Sadio Mane could be in line for a shock return to Liverpool.

Just one year ago, Reds supporters were reeling – but remained understanding – as the Senegalese forward sought pastures new. Mane became an Anfield legend during his six years on Merseyside, winning every major trophy possible while scoring 120 goals in 269 appearances.

Fans gave the 31-year-old their blessing when he pursued a Munich move but to suggest the deal has not worked out would be an understatement. Tasked with filling the void left by Robert Lewandowski, Mane scored just seven league goals in a disappointing campaign.

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An alleged bust-up with Leroy Sane following their Champions League elimination to Manchester City in April resulted in Mane being suspended by the club. For the remainder of the season, the Reds favourite played a bit-part role as Bayern snatched the Bundesliga title on the final day.

German outlet Bild are reporting that Allianz chiefs are planning a drastic shake-up after almost losing their grip on the division to Borussia Dortmund. Chairman Herbert Hainer axed CEO Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic while players were still celebrating the final-day win over FC Koln.

The piece names Sane and former Arsenal prodigy Serge Gnabry as other high-profile stars expected to leave. While a move for Mane may prove popular with Liverpool supporters, Jurgen Klopp has already planned for the future by signing Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo.