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Liverpool now in talks to sign Serge Gnabry

The last few weeks haven’t been ideal for Liverpool with Jurgen Klopp’s men failing to secure the Premier League title, losing in the Champions League final and seeing rumours of Sadio Mane’s exit.

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With that in mind, signing players ahead of next season should be a large priority right now.

Liverpool have a mind-blowing attack but if Mane does leave, they will need to find an experienced replacement who has the know-how to perform in top-level games.

Fortunately, it looks as though the Reds have identified his heir in Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry.

A report from Anfield Central claims that Liverpool have already held talks with the player’s agent over a possible move this summer with his contract at the Allianz Arena expiring in 2023.

They claim the winger is valued at around €80m (£68.3m) but Bayern realise they may have to accept as little as €40m (£34.1m) due to the fear of losing him for free in a year’s time.

Talks are understood to have been had about the German’s salary demands with a weekly wage of £250k being mentioned. Liverpool, however, are only prepared to offer £200k-a-week.

The next Luis Diaz

A move for Gnabry this summer would be an incredibly sensible one by Liverpool. The Germany international is experienced and in his prime, knows where the back of the net is and he also knows the English game.

He came through the ranks at Arsenal before moving back to his homeland where he’s become one of the most exciting attackers in Europe.

Described as a “real weapon” by his former manager Niko Kovac to Bundesliga.com and as “magic” by Transfermakrt’s Stefan Bienkowski, the 26-year-old was in stunning form this term.

He scored 17 times for Bayern, as well as registering ten assists in all competitions.

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That type of attacking return has seen him compared to Liverpool’s January signing, Luis Diaz, who has made an instant impact in Merseyside.

The Colombian has been involved in 11 goals for the Reds and according to FB Ref’s similar players model, Gnabry and Diaz are alike.

It’s clear to see why the pair are equal in terms of some of their in-depth attacking statistics.

This season, the Liverpool winger produced 4.62 shot-creating actions per 90 compared to the former Arsenal attacker’s 4.37.

Furthermore, they are similar when it comes to their dribbling with Gnabry registering a dribble success rate of 64.4% to Diaz’s 66.7%. As for progressive carries, the former amassed 9.38 per 90 in comparison to the latter’s 8.58.

With that in mind, this is a potential signing that will excite plenty inside of Anfield.

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