Jurgen Klopp is making all the right noises ahead of the most important summer transfer window in Liverpool’s history.
The Reds will need to bring in quality players who can lead them back to Champions League action and help the club maintain their position amongst the European elites.
One such player is Sadio Mane, who has been linked with a move to Anfield in recent times. The Senegalese international wants out of Southampton with Manchester United interested in his signing as well.
Add to that, Mane will command a salary of £125,000-per-week which amasses to a figure of close to £32.5million over a potential 5-year deal.
Mane has two years left on his current contract at St. Mary’s and despite the Saints offering him a new deal, the 24-year old attacker wants a way out of the club.
Liverpool are favorites to sign him and are prepared to splash £72.5million to sign one of the most creative Premier League players in recent seasons.
Chances of Mane signing for Liverpool – 3.5/5
Liverpool have seen their bid fail for Mario Gotze this summer which was a strong indication of their struggles in signing a top class player without Champions League action.
In Mane, they can bring a charismatic player who will lead them back to the top of Premier League and eventually on the European platform.
Yes, Southampton will hold Liverpool for ransom over Mane’s deal but given his abilities on the ball I say this will be a deal worth splashing on.
Liverpool can only get better with Mane in their lineup as his speed and creativity will help Jurgen Klopp’s side put other teams to sword next season.