​Former England winger Trevor Sinclair believes new signing Sadio Mane can help guide Liverpool back into the Champions League.

Mane joined from Southampton in a £34m deal this summer and Sinclair, who thinks the 24-year-old is under-rated, insists he will make the difference for Jurgen Klopp's men this Premier League campaign.

"For me, I would say Sadio [Mane] could potentially be a super signing for Liverpool,” Sinclair told ​Express Sport.

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"He’s such a top player. He’s very under-rated. It’s what Liverpool needed."

He also told BBC Sport: "Sadio Mane is an excellent signing who can just ghost past defenders and he reminds me a little bit of Luis Suarez. Liverpool look like they mean business - they blew away some top teams under Klopp last season and he has had a bit more time with the players now to help them find some consistency."

In his conversation with the Express, he continued: "For me, he [Mane] could be the missing link for Klopp to get Liverpool back into top four. 

"Liverpool will make it. We saw glimpses of what they can do last year under Klopp. He’s had more time to stamp his own style of play on the team. Eight into four doesn’t go - there will be plenty of disappointed managers and upset supporters.”

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Liverpool have been extremely busy in the transfer market this summer and, along with Mane, the Merseyside club have also signed Joel Matip, Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan, Alex Manninger and Georginio Wijnaldum.

The 2016 Europa League finalists have also seen many departures this window with Martin Skrtel, Joe Allen and Jordon Ibe the club's high-profile exits.