Klopp: I wanted to punch myself for not bringing Mane to Dortmund

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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has admitted he wanted to punch himself after turning down the chance to bring Sadio Mane to Borussia Dortmund.

The German considered signing Mane, who is now starring for him at Anfield, from Red Bull Salzburg in 2014 before he joined Southampton. Instead, Klopp ended up sanctioning a £34 million move to acquire the Senegal international at his new club and says he did not hesitate the second time around.

"I've said a lot of times, I'm not a genius and I couldn't exactly imagine where he was in terms of playing in the Austrian league and what does the Austrian league mean for the football [at Dortmund]."

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