Liverpool have been given a lift of their makes an attempt to land Sadio Mane’s potential successor from a Ligue 1 membership.
Mane has been one in every of Liverpool’s prime performers since his £34million transfer from Southampton in 2016. He has reached 105 targets in 233 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.
The Senegal worldwide struck on 4 events throughout Liverpool’s path to Champions League glory in 2018-19. He was additionally on course 18 occasions as they gained their maiden Premier League title the next season.
Mane continues to be one in every of Europe’s most threatening forwards, however he won’t be round ceaselessly. He’s now 29 years previous, which implies a substitute should be discovered over the following few years.
The identical is true for team-mates Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino, who’re 29 and 30 respectively and assist to make up the prolific entrance three.
The £41m seize of Diogo Jota from Wolves final 12 months will assist to ease the attacking transition, however extra top-quality stars should be introduced in.
Rennes ace Jeremy Doku is one man into account. The €50m-rated winger, who’s snug on both flank, put in some spectacular shows for Belgium at this summer time’s Euros.
He registered an help within the 2-1 defeat to Italy because the Purple Devils as soon as once more didn’t dwell as much as the hype.
Doku is at present on the sidelines recovering from a knee harm, however Liverpool scouts shall be able to act as soon as he returns.
Doku’s father has now given an thrilling replace on the 19-year-old’s future. Throughout an interview with HLN (by way of Sport Witness), he stated: “We now have not heard something from Barcelona but.
“That doesn’t appear proper to me. I don’t suppose Barcelona are ready to spend massive switch charges proper now.
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“There are numerous different golf equipment who need Jérémy, though I’m not allowed to say something about that.
“He can say, ‘wait and see’. I don’t suppose he needs to alter but, however in soccer, every part can change rapidly. It relies upon which crew is .”
It seems to be like Liverpool won’t face any competitors from Barcelona for Doku’s signature. There’s additionally the potential for a deal, ought to Liverpool stump up the correct amount of money.
Liverpool teen ‘pushing’ key star – Klopp
In the meantime, Klopp says younger right-back Neco Williams is offering Trent Alexander-Arnold with good competitors this season.
The 20-year-old is again on Merseyside after representing Wales throughout the worldwide break. On the defender, Klopp advised a press convention: “He’s pushing for a begin. He’s a younger participant and we’re a great soccer crew; it’s not that simple to get into the crew.
“We now have Trent there, [James] Milner has performed there extremely. Neco I noticed for Wales and he did rather well offensively. He can push.”
Williams is a graduate of the Liverpool academy who made his first senior look in October 2019 towards Arsenal. He has featured 3 times thus far this marketing campaign, together with a late cameo within the Champions League towards Atletico.
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