Liverpool were ‘interested’ in Raphinha, a transfer alternative who assisted in Man United’s humiliation.
By dipping into the January transfer market, Liverpool are expected to improve their attacking options.
According to reports, Liverpool may opt to pursue Watford winger Ismaila Sarr instead of Leeds United forward Raphinha in January.
Sarr, who scored in Watford’s 2-0 win over Manchester United at home on Saturday, is said to have been a long-time admirer of the Reds and has had a strong start to the season in Hertfordshire.
The 23-year-old has already scored five Premier League goals to keep Watford just above the relegation zone.
For months, he’s been linked with a move to Liverpool as the Reds look to improve their attacking options.
Jurgen Klopp continues to rely heavily on Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino to score goals at Anfield.
All three players will turn 30 before the end of the current season, and Salah’s contract will expire in the summer of 2023, and he has yet to sign a new deal with the club.
During pre-season, Liverpool was expected to sign a new attacker, with Raphinha emerging as a possible target following his sensational debut season with Leeds.
Despite the fact that the Brazilian maestro’s arrival would provide the Reds with yet another quality wide player, it appears that Sarr is the man at the top of Klopp’s wish list ahead of the January transfer window.
According to Calciomercato, Liverpool has a’strong interest’ in bringing the Senegalese international to Merseyside and could start negotiations as early as the turn of the year.
According to the report, Sarr is one of the players being considered for a move to Anfield, but it remains to be seen whether Watford will agree to let him go.
He’d undoubtedly cost a lot of money, with previous reports predicting that the Hornets would demand at least £40 million for his signature.
Sarr also appears to be crucial to Watford’s chances of staying up if he can continue to fire on all cylinders until the end of the season.
He was at his best against United on Saturday, causing plenty of problems for the Red Devils before being substituted with 22 minutes remaining.
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