Liverpool: Klopp responds to Salah transfer comments
While Liverpool have insisted Mohamed Salah is happy at Anfield, his close friend Mohamed Aboutrika has claimed otherwise. What’s more, is he’s claimed the Reds are actively looking to sell the 28-year-old when the transfer window reopens at the end of the campaign. So Express Sport will now take a look at four potential replacements for the Egypt international if he leaves Anfield behind.
Liverpool opted against pursuing Jadon Sancho during the summer transfer window, instead believing he was destined to join Manchester United.
But with that not happening, and the England international still at Borussia Dortmund, a move to Anfield can’t be ruled out.
Klopp has previously hailed Sancho and Liverpool will have money in the bank having barely spent a dime in 2020.
Sancho has toiled for Dortmund this season, failing to score a single Bundesliga goal.
But he’s expected to be a vital part of Gareth Southgate’s plans for Euro 2020 next year and, with United not making an approach just yet, Liverpool could steal a march.
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Liverpool boss Klopp has long liked Barcelona star Ousmane Dembele.
He was unhappy when the France international trashed his house in Germany upon leaving Dortmund in 2017 but, when it comes to football, he’s certainly an admirer.
Barcelona would be open to cutting the winger loose, with Dembele struggling during his three-and-a-half years at the Nou Camp.
So Liverpool could come to his rescue.
Like Sancho, United also tried to sign the 2018 World Cup winner in the summer. And Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s loss could be Jurgen Klopp’s gain…
Jack Grealish has been outstanding for Aston Villa this season.
And, though he won’t be cheap at £100million, it’s possible the England international will be pursued by Klopp should Salah leave.
Grealish is capable of playing centrally and also on the flanks, meaning his versatility makes him hugely appealing.
Both United and City are understood to have interest in the Villa forward, with Pep Guardiola undeterred by Villa’s huge asking price.
But Liverpool could enter the picture.
Well, it wouldn’t be entirely surprising to see Philippe Coutinho return to Liverpool given Barcelona are determined to cut him loose.
The Brazil international has never lived up to expectations in Catalonia since joining from the Reds in January 2018 and the La Liga giants want him gone to avoid paying Liverpool yet more cash.
Klopp always had a good relationship with Coutinho, and vice versa.
So we can see this happening, even if it looks unlikely for the time being.
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