Liverpool urged to sign Sadio Mane’s mate after Thiago Alcantara completes transfer

Neil Mellor thinks his former side Liverpool could be improved if Jurgen Klopp moves for Watford star Ismaila Sarr after he wraps up a deal to take Thiago Alcantara to Anfield.

Liverpool look set to lose midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum with Barcelona preparing to swoop.

They intend to replace the Dutchman with Bayern Munich’s treble-winning ace Thiago.

However, Mellor feels the Reds could also be bolstered if they capture Senegal international Sarr, who was relegated from the Premier League with Watford last term.

“When you look at players like Sarr, you think if he was to go and maybe work under a manager like Jurgen or someone, he could take him to the next level,” Mellor told Gentingbet.

“I think he has that ability and he showed that. He’s had a good season at Watford even though they’ve been relegated and he cost them a lot of money.

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“The thing is with Sarr, he’s got a big future if the right sort of manager can be around him and guide him in these important times.

“He’s good mates with Mane, and we all know about players helping deals get over the line with friends.

“Sarr wouldn’t start but he’s a player who could certainly offer help to the front three and say, well, I can freshen it up for this game so there isn’t an overuse for the front three.

“I think he’s a really exciting player, a top talent who somebody like Jugren at Liverpool could get more out of in a few years.

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“But I think he will be very much in demand this window and the price would have to be right, and that could be something that could put Liverpool off. He’s young and still got so much to learn, so I think Jurgen would help him.”

Liverpool have been working on a deal for Thiago for many weeks and Mellor concerned about the hold up.

He added: “There’s no desperate need for Liverpool to bring in any players and I think Thiago has been linked for a while now – it seems to be going on a bit too long. You start to think it why is it not being done if it is going to be done?

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“There’s no doubt about it, he’s a very talented player. I think he would certainly bring quality to Liverpool which they already have in midfield. It’s just a case of if he suits the manager.

“I’d be surprised if he didn’t want to come to the football club and I’d be interested to see if Liverpool do get that one over the line or not.”

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