Sadio Mane is set to leave Liverpool this summer as a deal is reportedly getting closer to being made with Bayern Munich, and now the club must do all they can for damage control in terms of replacing his attacking output and goal contributions in the team.
The Senegalese winger has played a huge part in the success during Jurgen Klopp’s tenure at Anfield over the last six years, with the player integral in winning several trophies including the Premier League title, Champions League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup, so to replace him will be no easy task for FSG.
Darwin Nunez has completed his move to Merseyside, but with Divock Origi leaving the club on a free transfer and Taki Minamino speculated to be sold this summer, further reinforcements may be required at the club to ensure they have enough depth to compete on all fronts once again next season.
With that being said, the powers at Anfield must identify and carefully consider potential transfer targets that can join the formidable forward line to continue Liverpool’s pursuit for trophies, and Jarrod Bowen could be the transfer target up to the job.
The West Ham United star has been a player that Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp have admired and held interest in for some time, and the German coach has even reserved high praise for the player calling him “unbelievable” in a press conference last season.
The £75m ace who was hailed “first-class” and a “genius” by Daniel Gabiddon has been an absolute force for the Hammers scoring 18 goals and delivering 15 assists in 51 appearances across all competitions, but it’s not just his goal contributions that have caught the attention and interest of other clubs.
In 36 Premier League appearances, Bowen has created nine big chances, made 1.2 key passes, one tackle and taken 2.2 shots on average per game while proving successful in completing the majority of his dribbles (57%), evidence that he is an absolute nuisance for his opponents.
However, if Liverpool want to sign the winger this summer they will need to ramp up their interest as soon as possible, as Arsenal have now reportedly made contact with West Ham about signing Bowen according to The Beautiful Game Podcast.
Signing the 25-year-old would be a great piece of business for Liverpool as he could be the perfect Mane heir in terms of his attacking talents and could even strike up a great partnership with new signing Nunez if he was deployed in the Liverpool forward line in the future.