Liverpool are reportedly interested in signing Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele this summer, seeing him as an ideal replacement for Sadio Mane.
Jurgen Klopp is expected to be on the lookout for new signings, following a tough season that has seen a number of individuals struggle.
Mane is right near the top of that list, with the 29-year-old a shadow of the player who arguably stood out as Liverpool’s star performer last time around.
The Senegalese has only scored 12 goals in the whole of 2020/21, in all competitions, with just one coming in the Premier League this calendar year.
Liverpool eye Dembele as Mane replacement
The Frenchman’s current Barcelona deal expires at the end of next season, meaning the La Liga could be keen to cash in on him this summer, and the Reds have been linked with him on several occasions in the past.
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On top of that, it would be reckless to write Mane off at this stage in his career, considering he is still only 29 and could simply be going through a rough patch.
The hope is that a break at the end of the campaign will allow Liverpool’s No.10 to recharge both physically and mentally, and we feel it would be foolish to replace a player who has had one sub-par season with a player who has had several.
In other news, a number of Liverpool fans want one Reds forward to leave this summer. Find out who it is here.
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