Sadio Mane invited Manchester City legend Yaya Toure to Liverpool's pre-season training camp.
Toure was spotted in a number of Liverpool's training camp as he watched the Reds' senior players training with an idyllic backdrop of a nearby Saalfelden mountain range. It was later revealed that Toure was Mane's special guest as he was invited by a fellow African star to get a first-hand look at how Liverpool operate.
"I said, 'Yaya, do you think it is the best idea to come to watch our training?!' He said, 'My friend, I’m coming there! Just ask your boss!'" Mane told the club's official website.
"He is a very, very good guy and I have known him since 2004. He’s a good friend of mine so we always keep in touch and when he asked me if I can ask the boss whether he can come to watch training I said, "With pleasure" and I think the boss was happy to have Yaya with us today to watch training and learn something because I wish him all the best."
"He wants to be a manager in the future and all the boys were happy to see him, to have a quick conversation with him and have a little bit of a talk about City and Liverpool. It was nice to meet him again."
The Reds will continue with their pre-season friendlies on Friday against FSV Mainz 05.