Bringing in the ‘new Sadio Mane’ would be a real coup for Liverpool

Liverpool are interested in signing teenage sensation Christian Koffi from Monaco, according to¬†L’Equipe.

What’s the word?

The 17-year-old has been catching the eye in Monaco’s youth ranks this season for his attacking performances.

Koffi draws similar comparisons to one of Liverpool’s current players, Sadio Mane, due to his positioning and ability.

L’Equipe¬†reports that a number of top European clubs are interested in signing the teenager, but Liverpool appear to be the frontrunners as they plan to hold talks with the youngster in the coming days.

Jurgen Klopp has a wealth of attacking talent at his disposal at Anfield, therefore Koffi would be a signing for the future.

Would he get a chance at Liverpool?

In a similar way to Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino, Klopp has been known to give young players a chance at first-team level.

The German helped developed numerous stars at Borussia Dortmund, while Ben Woodburn and Trent Alexander-Arnold have been handed opportunities under the manager.

The latter, in particular, has been featuring regularly in Liverpool’s first-team squad.

On Wednesday night, Klopp put faith in Alexander-Arnold to mark Leroy Sane in the team’s 3-0 Champions League quarter-final first-leg win over Manchester City.

The 19-year-old passed the test with flying colours, which would give any young player encouragement if deliberating over a move to Liverpool.

Koffi would also suit the Reds’ playing style, but due to the abundance of attacking quality available, the youngster would have to be patient.