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3 replacements for Sadio Mane for Liverpool

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Sadio Mane has been linked with a move to Real Madrid while Barcelona are also keeping tabs on his contractual situation at Anfield.

Sadio Mane is happy at Liverpool. He has been an integral part of their Champions League and Premier League winning side, and wants to stay.

But when Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling, it is difficult to say no. Philippe Coutinho could not resist it and neither will Sadio Mane.

Liverpool will have to sell their prized possession as they will focus over retaining Mo Salah at Anfield.

Moreover, in the aftermath of coronavirus pandemic, they will need financial injection and Mane’s sale will help with it.

Timo Werner was slated as his replacement but the German international will be plying his trade at Stamford Bridge next season.

Here are three ready made replacements for Sadio Mane which Liverpool can pursue.

Takumi Minamino

Liverpool do not have to look outside to bolster their squad. They have players coming in from the youth academy, who can get the job done. However, first priority should be to incorporate Takumi Minamino in the first team squad.

The Japan international arrived in January and has made sporadic appearances for Liverpool. Not only can he serve as a creative outlet but also provide goals.

However, Minamino is not in the same mold as Mane but someone more similar to Coutinho.

Philippe Coutinho

A lot of Liverpool fans do not want Philippe to return to Anfield. But they are forgetting that he is the one who directly and indirectly set the foundations of this juggernaut of a football team.

Interestingly, two and a half years on from his departure, he is available on the cheap. He has lost his confidence at Camp Nou but continues to give a good account of his abilities.

Coutinho will be a great addition to the squad and Klopp would love to have him as part of the roster again.

Jeremie Boga

Liverpool did smart piece of business as they picked up Chelsea reject Mo Salah on the cheap from AS Roma. They can repeat that with the capture of Jeremie Boga.

The Ivory Coast international was on the books of Chelsea when Salah was shunned away. He has been turned down by Lampard in the last couple of weeks. And this allows Liverpool to profit.

For the second year in a row, Boga would claim most successful dribbles in Serie A. All the while being part of bottom half side, Sassuolo. He will be available for €35 million, a bargain for a player of his ability.