Yaya Toure, a former midfielder for Manchester City, asserts that the team disregarded his recommendation to sign Sadio Mane while he was still at Southampton.
Mane eventually made a high-profile move to join Liverpool in 2016.
Before moving to Bayern Munich last season, the Senegalese forward won the Champions League and Premier League championships.
Toure, speaking on BBC Match of the Day Africa: Top 10, said:
“I always wanted to play with him [Mane].
“When I was at City, at the time when he was at Southampton, I highly regarded him and I was asking some of my superiors to just sign him. But in the end it just didn’t happen.
“After that, Klopp had the eyes to get him and now look at what he did for Liverpool, he was brilliant. I like him, I like him as a player.”