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Liverpool: Pundit backs Sadio Mane or Mo Salah to leave Anfield

This summer is set to be an incredibly busy one for Liverpool who in previous windows, have opted to conduct their business quietly and with minimum fuss.

What’s the word?

The upcoming transfer window could be an entirely different affair for Jurgen Klopp, however.

They will need to find an answer to Manchester City’s acquisition of Erling Haaland and they could lose some of their prized possessions too.

Sadio Mane’s future is up in the air with the Senegalese attracting interest from Bayern Munich while Mo Salah’s own contract situation is well-documented too.

Both players find themselves out of contract in the summer of 2023, but a worrying claim has now been made about their futures.

It comes from pundit Noel Whelan who told Football Insider: “That big potential transfer fee could do a lot of good. It could be Mane, or it could be Salah.

“One of the two, I believe, will be leaving this summer. For me personally, I’m expecting it to be Salah.

“Mane is looking more and more like the one who will be sticking around, but we’ll have to wait and see.”

Supporters will be gutted

There are no two ways about this; if Salah decides to leave Anfield behind then the fanbase will be absolutely gutted.

Who is more important to Liverpool?

Mane

Mane

Salah

Salah

This is a player who has become one of the world’s best since playing under Klopp and arriving back in the Premier League following a torrid spell at Chelsea.

He has proven the Blues wrong and is now synonymous with what the Liverpool manager has built in Merseyside; a winning machine with goals in abundance.

Salah has been the chief when it comes to finding the net and his numbers in recent years have been nothing short of remarkable.

Throughout 2021/22, the Egyptian attacker has beaten the goalkeeper on 30 occasions while also registering 16 assists. That has helped Liverpool to two domestic cup triumphs and the Champions League final.

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In total, the dazzling 29-year-old has scored 155 times in Liverpool red and trying to replace those numbers will be an incredibly hard task.

Diogo Jota has started to stake his claim while the addition of Luis Diaz – a man with 11 goal involvements since January – are primed to take on the mantle.

However, neither possess the truly elite capabilities that Salah has in his locker just yet.

If he does leave Merseyside behind this summer, it will be an end of an era and a sad one at that for Liverpool supporters.

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Article title: Liverpool: Pundit backs Sadio Mane or Mo Salah to leave Anfield

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