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Elliot wants to fill Mane's void by wearing his old shirt

Sun 03 July 2022 | 10:09

Mane left Anfield in the summer to pursue his adventure in Germany.

Liverpool

youngster

Harvey Elliott

has explained his decision to inherit

Sadio Mane

's old number 19 shirt at the club.

The Senegalese star, who joined Liverpool in 2016 and scored 120 goals for this team, decided to leave Anfield this summer and joined

Bayern Munich

. Jurgen Klopp and his team are trying to fill his void, and youngster Elyon is aiming to shine in the attack, wearing the shirt worn by the Senegal star between 2016 and 2018.

“Obviously the number became available, some great players have worn it in the past – the likes of Sadio and the list goes on.

“I think it was an opportunity to get down the ranks in terms of the numbers, and for me personally it's a wonderful number.

“I remember having a Sadio shirt with the number 19 on it as a kid. So to be able to wear it after him, it's a great pleasure.

“At the end of the day, a number is just a number, but it's just nice to have a lower number. I think it's a great opportunity going into another season.

“So, hopefully I can prove to myself and prove to everyone that I'm able to have these kind of numbers and able to perform under this kind of pressure, because it comes with it.

“I'm just so excited to put this shirt on and get playing again.”

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