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Liverpool could find Mane replacement in Christian Pulisic

Winning two trophies in a season is usually a cause for mass celebration, and Liverpool did just that, with their open-top bus parade last weekend despite their Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid the night before.

However, losing that final and narrowly missing out on the Premier League title will hurt, and Jurgen Klopp will be aiming to go one better next season and secure either trophy (or both) for that matter.

There might need to be a slight rejig of the playing squad, though, with recent reports that Sadio Mane wants to leave Liverpool for a new challenge this summer, despite having one year remaining on his current contract.

This could be a big blow for the club given the Senegal star’s huge contributions (120 goals in six years at Anfield), although Klopp might not need to look far for an ideal replacement as FSG look to make their mark in the upcoming transfer window.

According to the Daily Star, Liverpool are keen on signing Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic during the summer.

Liverpool linked with Pulisic

The £58m star, who has been dubbed “amazing” by Blues captain Cesar Azpilicueta and “fantastic” by former USA national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, would be a great signing for Klopp, as he already knows the Premier League well (74 appearances).

The American is extremely versatile and can play in many positions such as attacking midfield, as a right-winger or even as a centre forward.

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Although he has only scored eight goals in all competitions this season compared to Mane’s 23, the 23-year-old still has his peak years to come.

Pulisic’s pass completion percentage is better than that of the Senegalese forward in the Premier League this season (79.7% to 75.1%) and he also has a higher shot on target percentage than the Liverpool player (39.3% to 37.4%).

Mane is still at the top of his game, although at 30 years old, he might only have a couple of years left before his sell-on value rapidly decreases.

If Klopp decides to sell the African, then a move for Pulisic would be a no-brainer. Young, talented and with the potential to make a mark in this Liverpool squad, he would appear to be the perfect replacement for the Senegal international on Merseyside.

AND in other news, FSG now plotting Liverpool bid for “astonishing” £34m signing, he’s Klopp’s next Mane…

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