Liverpool’s Unexpected Interest in Leroy Sane: Carragher’s Take
Liverpool’s transfer window has taken an unexpected twist with the club now reportedly showing interest in signing Leroy Sane. The Merseyside club, which has been primarily focusing on bolstering its midfield, might be in the market for a forward, especially if Mo Salah decides to make a move to Saudi Arabia. Sane, as per reports from CalcioMercato, is on Liverpool’s radar and could be an ideal fit.
Leroy Sane is no stranger to the Premier League. The German international made a name for himself during his stint with Manchester City, one of Liverpool’s fiercest rivals. At the age of 27, Sane showcased his prowess on the field, playing a pivotal role in City’s trophy-laden seasons under Pep Guardiola.
Carragher’s Admiration for Sane
Jamie Carragher, Liverpool’s stalwart, has been vocal about his admiration for Sane. In March 2018, after witnessing Manchester City’s dominant performance against Arsenal, Carragher drew parallels between Sane and Manchester United’s legend, Ryan Giggs. As reported by The Daily Mail, he commented, “This from Sane… it’s Ryan Giggs at his best.”
Fast forward to September the following year, Carragher, while commenting on Sane’s performance for Bayern Munich in the Champions League, mentioned on CBS Sports, “Just on Sane, he’s not someone we talk about as one of the best players in Europe. But, if you think of the first two Champions League matchdays, then there is probably no-one who can touch him.”
The Mo Salah Conundrum
While the interest in Sane is intriguing, Liverpool’s primary concern remains Mo Salah. The Egyptian forward has been instrumental in Liverpool’s success under Jurgen Klopp. If Salah were to depart, Sane, with his agility, ball control, versatility, and consistent performance, could be the ideal replacement. However, the real question is whether Bayern Munich would be open to negotiations at this stage of the transfer window.