Liverpool star Sadio Mane releases documentary charting remarkable rise

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has starred in his own film about his rise to the very top of football.

The film, titled 'Made in Senegal' documents Mane's humble beginnings and the sacrifices that he had to make to become a professional footballer.

The film has segments with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who explains just what it is that makes Mane such a great talent.

They also speak with strike partner Mohamed Salah, who describes why the Senegalese attacker is such a joy to play alongside.

In the film – produced in conjunction with Rakuten – Mane invites fans to have an intimate look at the into his journey.

He begins with his humble rural beginnings in a small village of south Senegal to the global spotlight of premiership football and winning the Champions League with Liverpool.

With Mané as the main narrator, and using a mixture of documentary scenes, archive footage and animation to bring Mané’s past to life, the highly personal film reveals his thoughts, feelings and views, allowing viewers to discover an intimate side of the star player.

The film also helps fans to delve into Mané’s passions off the pitch, including his well-documented charity exploits in his native country.

Speaking on the documentary, Mané said: “I wanted to show to the people that you can achieve anything in the world, if you are ready to build on your dreams and put in hard work. I am made in Senegal.”

Teresa López, European Content Director of Rakuten TV, stated; “Rakuten TV is delighted to present this new documentary, as we continue building our strategy to offer exclusive and original content for free.

"Sports are a fantastic way for people to connect together all over the world, and ‘Made in Senegal’ has such a powerful narrative, which I think audiences will love as much as we do.

"The film attracted our attention from the very first moment, telling a story of self-belief and determination to achieve your dreams, of all which embodies Rakuten’s key values.”

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