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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is reportedly considering his options on Sadio Mane’s future with scouts sent to watch his potential ‘successor’ in Manchester United’s Champions League clash against Villarreal. The Reds were quiet in the recent transfer window compared to their rivals.
Ibrahima Konate was the only addition to Jurgen Klopp’s squad with the signing of a central defender seen as the No 1 priority.
After that, there was some expectation that more depth would be added to Klopp’s options further up the field.
Divock Origi and Xherdan Shaqiri had struggled to make an impact last season when called upon.
While Mohamed Salah was once again in excellent form in front of goal, there were times when Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane were not firing on all cylinders.
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Diogo Jota’s injury midway through the season also made Liverpool less of a threat going forward.
Multiple reports indicated that another forward would be signed this summer to help give Klopp more options this season, particularly with the Africa Cup of Nations coming up.
But no attacker was signed with Klopp seemingly happy with the options at his disposal.
However, that may change in the New Year with Liverpool reportedly continuing to monitor Arnaut Danjuma.
The 24-year-old was a target for Liverpool in the summer before he completed a £21.3million move from Bournemouth to Villarreal.
The versatile forward has hit the ground running in Spain with three goals in just six games.
Danjuma will be expected to line up once again for Villarreal against Manchester United on Wednesday night.
And Dutch outlet Voetbal International claim Liverpool have sent scouts to watch Danjuma in action.
It is claimed that Liverpool haven’t dropped their interest in the attacker despite his recent move to Villarreal.
The report adds the Anfield out believe Danjuma could be seen as Mane’s successor should the Senegal international refuse to sign a new contract.
Mane’s current deal at Liverpool runs out in 2023, but the Reds are desperate to tie him down to a new long-term deal.
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