Ex-Liverpool goalkeeper Ray Clemence is impressed with the club's new signing Sadio Mane and feels he gives the Reds something they did not have last term.

Liverpool splashed out in the region of £34m to tempt Southampton to sell Mane and the Senegal international winger put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Merseyside giants.

He scored on his debut in a 4-3 away win at Arsenal, showing blistering pace and power, while he was also in superb form on Saturday as Liverpool crushed Leicester City 4-1 at Anfield.

Mane scored in the game, grabbing Liverpool's second, and was trouble throughout for Leicester, leaving Clemence impressed.

"He just gives Liverpool something different", the former goalkeeper said on LFC TV.


"He is so quick and he is so direct that once he gets on the ball, nobody is going to catch him, it's as simple as that.

"I think he has given Liverpool something they didn't have last year", Clemence added.

Liverpool will have to make do without Mane for a period of time in the new year as he is expected to be included in the Senegal squad for the African Cup of Nations.

The tournament is due to be hosted by Gabon and will run from 14th January through until 5th February.