Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp admitted that the Senegalese forward Sadio Mane was a miss for the club.
Mane was again outstanding for Bayern Munich in the Champions League, scoring against Barcelona in a 3-0 win at the Nou Camp.
Mane has already scored 10 Bayern goals, and is looking as though he is playing his best football.
Klopp said of Mane on Sky Germany: “A good guy and a top player. But missing it sounds like I still want him here. I think it’s really okay that Sadio just wanted to do something different.
“Absolutely. I totally respect that. The way it went was great. We knew that he would do something different without breaking up badly. That must be possible in life.
“That’s exactly what happened. Missing? Yes! But I’m happy too. That he’s where he wanted to be. We’ll solve our problems here. Sadio is an outstanding player. Everyone in Munich saw that too. He’s absolutely world-class. Everything will be fine.”