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Bayern Munich star Kingsley Coman has been tipped to replace Mohamed Salah if the Egyptian leaves Liverpool.
Salah has been linked with an exit from the Premier League side after refusing to rule out a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS earlier this month.
And Dietmar Hamann, who played for the Reds between 1999 and 2006, has suggested that boss Jurgen Klopp should put Coman high on his list of possible replacements.
The Frenchman has starred for Bayern in recent seasons, scoring the winner in last season’s Champions League final.
His form at the Allianz Arena has prompted Hamann to see him as the perfect man to take Salah’s place.
“If Salah were to move, if he wants to go, which might be quite likely, that will have a knock-on effect,” Hamann told Stadium Astro.
“Liverpool will have to buy somebody. Whoever they sign, that team will need to buy a replacement. Things happen quickly.
“For me, the best winger out there at the moment is Kingsley Coman.”
Salah has starred for Liverpool since his move from Roma in 2017, netting 94 goals in all competitions.
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By comparison, Coman has netted five goals and nine assists in all competitions for Bayern this campaign, with his contract set to expire at a similar time to Salah’s.
And with the Liverpool attacker linked for a departure, Hamann is confident that Coman has the skills to become a key member of Klopp’s side, though admits it would be a tricky transfer to complete.
“He had injury problems when he came to Munich but he got fit and scored the winner in the Champions League final,” he said.
“He’s two-footed, he’s quick, he’s very clever, great decision making and his finishing has improved a lot.
“Coman is the player. Bayern Munich aren’t interested in losing him, he’s happy.”
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