Kevin Phillips has offered his thoughts on Liverpool’s potential interest in Watford winger Ismaila Sarr…
Former Premier League striker Kevin Phillips has suggested that Liverpool might go in for Watford winger Ismaila Sarr in the January window.
Phillips has said that the ‘top-quality’ Sarr would improve Liverpool’s attacking options, which is why they could swoop for him in the winter.
“They might look at him again in January.
“Yes, Liverpool have players that can step in and do a job but do they have enough options at the top end of the pitch. [Divock] Origi and [Takumi] Minamino got amongst the goals in midweek and perhaps that can kickstart both of their seasons.
“Liverpool want to be challenging this season though and I fear they haven’t got the depth in their squad to cope with an injury to Mane or Salah. They might have to dip into the transfer market to bring someone in who is going to give them goals.
“Sarr is certainly a top-quality player and he would definitely be an upgrade on what Liverpool currently have in reserve.”
Watford boss Xisco Munoz must avoid a January nightmare over Sarr following these comments from Phillips on potential interest from Liverpool. The Hornets cannot afford to sell one of their key players midway through the campaign as they bid to avoid relegation straight back down to the Championship, an eventuality that would leave fans gutted.
Norwich sold their Player of the Season Emi Buendia in the summer and are now bottom of the Premier League with six defeats in six games. This highlights the level of impact cashing in on your star player can have in a top-flight season, which should serve as a warning to Watford heading into January.
Sarr has already shown the level of quality he is able to produce at this level. The winger has scored four times in six Premier League matches with all of those strikes contributing to Watford’s seven points. This shows that he has the ability to win games for his side in the top-flight and that could be the difference between staying up and being relegated.
Therefore, fans would be gutted to see him leave in the January window. They would surely be furious if the club opted to sell such an important figure midway through the season, potentially increasing the chances of relegation due to the loss of his goalscoring powers. This is why Munoz must stand firm and refuse to part ways with the forward.