All top Merseyside journalists including Paul Joyce of the Express, Andy Hunter of the Guardian, and Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph reporting that Liverpool are interested in Southampton’s Saido Mane.


After the failure to sign Mario Gotze from Bayern Munich, Liverpool have turned their attention to Southampton’s Saido Mane. The 24 year old Senegalese, who is also a target for Manchester United and Tottenham, was Southampton’s top scorer in the 15/16 campaign scoring 15 goals in all competitions. Jurgen Klopp is interested in signing a player who suits his high intensity style of football, and he believes that Mane fits the bill perfectly.

Liverpool have not yet approached Southampton for Mane, who is under contract till 2018, but Klopp wants several additions for next season despite the absence of European football.

The door has not been completely closed on Gotze because of Klopp’s relationship with him, but the pursuit is effectively over unless there is another major and swift u-turn from the player. Liverpool are not expecting Gotze to change his mind again and have no appetite to await the outcome of whatever game is being played in Munich between player and club. Klopp certainly can’t wait and let other targets go elsewhere, which is why Liverpool are assessing their chances of taking another of Southampton’s stars”, reports Chris Bascombe of the Telegraph.

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