Liverpool have been in hot form so far this season, particularly from an attacking point of view with a total of 28 goals scored across all competitions, resulting in Jurgen Klopp’s side remaining unbeaten.
Despite this impressive start to the season, it seems as though the Merseyside club have their eyes on a potential new attacking star to add to their squad.
It has recently been reported by Spanish media outlet Fichajes (via Liverpool Echo) that Liverpool are still interested in signing Watford winger Ismaila Sarr at some point in the future as a potential replacement for either Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino or Mohamed Salah.
The Reds were previously linked with a move for Sarr before turning their attention to Diogo Jota who they signed in the 2020 summer transfer window.
Sarr joined Watford back in the 2019 summer transfer window from French club Stade Rennais on a five-year deal for a reported fee of £40m.
Since then, the 23-year-old, whose two goals in Watford’s 3-1 Premier League win over Norwich City last month were described as “outstanding” by BBC pundit Garth Crooks, has made a total of 77 appearances for the Hornets across all competitions in which he has managed to score 23 goals and provide 16 assists along the way.
So far this season, Sarr, who is currently earning a weekly wage of £63k-per-week at Watford according to Spotrac, has played 90 minutes in all of Watford’s seven Premier League games and scored four goals in the process, proving just how important he has been for the team.
Taking all of this into account, the fact that Liverpool have reportedly shown an interest in signing Sarr in the past and the fact the age of current Reds wingers Salah (29) and Mane (29), Liverpool sporting director Michael Edwards should do all he can to sign Sarr either in the upcoming January transfer window or in the next summer window as he could be a fantastic long-term attacking option for the club.
However, Watford would want a significant transfer fee for him given his age and how important he is to them, which could potentially put Liverpool off.
But if Salah, for example, were to leave the club when his current contract runs out in 2023, Liverpool will have to make sure they have someone that can try and replace the plethora of goals and assists the Egyptian has delivered for the club since his arrival.
And with Sarr having some experience of playing and scoring goals in the Premier League so far with nine goals in 35 league appearances under his belt, he could well be a good option in that regard.
An average of 2.4 shot and 2.6 dribbles per game, via Sarr, this campaign suggests that he is a constant threat on the wing and is another ready to why he could be perfect to replace Salah one day.