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Liverpool make discreet offer to sign Mason Mount

Just how busy Liverpool are this summer could depend on the number of outgoings from Anfield with both Sadio Mane and Mo Salah linked with the exit door.

There could also be a number of casualties in midfield where the likes of Naby Keita and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are being tipped to head for the departure lounge.

What’s the word?

In a bid to add further bodies to their midfield and offensive ranks, it looks as though a new target has emerged in the form of Mason Mount.

That’s according to reports via The Express who suggest that dialogue has been opened with a view to bringing Chelsea’s Mason Mount to Anfield.

His contract talks at Stamford Bridge have stalled as a result of the ongoing takeover and thus, he could seek an exit route out of west London.

With that in mind, both Manchester City and Liverpool are now in talks to potentially sign the England international with discreet enquiries made.

Football Observatory values the player as high as £102.5m but it’s unlikely a deal would cost that much.

Their own Phil Foden

Underrated or overrated is one of the great debates that surround Mount but it’s hard to deny that the 23-year-old isn’t one of the most gifted in the Premier League.

The Chelsea academy graduate is one of the most exciting players in the top-flight on his day and his goal involvements in 2021/22 sum that up.

Mount scored 13 goals, 11 of which came in the league, while he also registered a mighty 16 assists, showing his ability to beat the goalkeeper and unlock doors on a regular basis.

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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah and Ajax's Perr Schuurs

First up in this 2020/21 season quiz, how many PL goals did Mo Salah score?

Last term, only Trent Alexander-Arnold (19) in the Liverpool squad could better that which shows just what he’d add to Jurgen Klopp’s ranks.

With his style of play in mind, he could become the club’s very own version of Phil Foden with FB Ref’s similar players model dictating that they are alike.

That is based upon their stats in the last 365 days with the English duo comparable in a number of metrics. Below, you can see Mount’s statistics on the left and Foden’s on the right (all stats per 90).

Shots on target – 1.03 v 0.93

Completed passes – 37.7 v 37.5

Goal-creating actions – 0.57 v 0.55

Carries in possession – 43.6 v 42.8

Number of times the player was the target of a pass – 56.5 v 55.6

Foden is undoubtedly one of the darlings of the English game right now and if Liverpool can unearth their own version of the talented prodigy, it may well go a long way to helping them win back the title next term.

Described as a “player with that little bit of magic” by Joe Cole, he could be the added ingredient that Liverpool’s attack needs to continue pumping out the obscene numbers they usually produce.

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

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