With Sadio Mane's move to German champions Bayern Munich confirmed for a fee of around £35 million, it brings an end to the Senegalese attacker's six year stint at Liverpool. Sky Sports News were left looking slightly embarrassed during a report from Munich as they went live to Bayern's training ground where Mane was meant to be arriving for his medical.
Reporter Florian Plattenberg was interrupted while speaking live on air as a car pulled up directly behind him with Plattenberg thinking that it was Sadio Mane arriving for his medical.
"He's in the car... Sadio Mane, can you hear me?"
The reporter then walked up to the car saying:
"We go to Sadio Mane and ask him if he wants to say anything for Sky UK"
Much to the embarrassment of Florian and Sky, the man who emerged from the car was indeed not the Bayern's new signing, instead someone else entirely who didn't understand why a camera was focusing on him.
Sky Sports News 😂😂
Thought they had an exclusive here pic.twitter.com/y5rXxks7kq
— Chris O'Brien (@ChrisCOB_OB) June 22, 2022
These are the perils of live television. Was Mané on the other side of the car, waiting to emerge from the other door? Possibly but we'll never really know.
Sadio Mane on his move to Bayern
After winning every possible trophy during his time at Anfield, Mane was keen to start a new challenge and when he heard of interest from Bayern, he couldn't resist.
Speaking to the BILD newspaper, Mane said:
"My life has always been a challenge. When my adviser informed me of Bayern's interest for the first time,I was all flame and fire,
"I could instantly see me there. For me it was the right club at the right time. It is one of the world's biggest club who always battles for all titles.
"For me the feeling was right when Bayern presented their plan. I saw myself in Bayern's plan more than in any other."
Sadio Mane made 269 appearances for Liverpool, scoring 120 goals and assisting 48 times since arriving from Southampton back in 2016.
Reflecting on six special years 🤩
Liverpool legend Sadio Mane sat down with us for one last time to say goodbye, after completing his move to Bayern Munich.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) June 22, 2022
It's Bayern's third signing of the summer after already securing the signatures of Ajax duo Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazrouai in an attempt to stregthen their squad ahead of next season.