Edouard Mendy sends warning to Liverpool

Kalidou Koulibaly and Edouard Mendy

Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy has warned Liverpool that the club could regret the sale of Sadio Mane.

Mane departed Liverpool this summer to join Bayern Munich in a £35m deal.

Mendy, who’s an international teammate to Mane in the Senegal national team, has warned Liverpool that they could experience a drop in performance next season without Sadio Mane.

Asked about Mane’s move away from Liverpool, Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy said: “I think it is a big loss for the Premier League in terms of quality and in terms of the person.

“We’ve lost someone great and I hope for him he will enjoy the Bundesliga.

“He’s also a big loss [to Liverpool] because of his quality, the impact he makes and also because, for the young players, he’s an example. When you lose someone like this it can have a huge impact.”

Chelsea have in turn strengthened the team by signing Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

Koulibaly’s Senegal team-mate Edouard Mendy also admitted his pleasure with the new signing.

“I’ve known Kalidou for a while now,” goalkeeper Mendy said.

“He was the first one who welcomed me in the national team so we were in the same room at first, when I first met him, when I got my first call-up, so the feeling was amazing.

“If you talk about his qualities on the pitch, I think I will let the people and the Chelsea fans see this player and I hope they will enjoy watching him.

“He’s a top player, as everybody knows, but he is a top person and that’s why in the dressing room he’s a very good addition.

“He is a guy who likes the responsibility but also he can joke with everyone, so we need this kind of person. And I think everybody’s going to be happy with him and what they see.

“Every year we had this – the link with Chelsea and Kalidou in the media – and this year it happens so I am happy!”