James Pearce suggests Liverpool could sign the next Sadio Mane with a move for West Ham star Jarrod Bowen.
“Because the reality is, I think Liverpool buying the finished article with Alisson and with van Dijk, that was almost an anomaly, really, because of the Coutinho money.
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“I just think Liverpool will be in the market for, rather than the finished article, they’ll be in the market for what Sadio Mane was like four, five years ago when he came in, and similarly with Mo Salah.
“Those players who aren’t absolutely world-class, but they believe that with Klopp, and with the structure at Liverpool, that they can elevate them to that kind of level.”
Bowen isn’t at Liverpool’s level
While Liverpool fans would back him to the hilt if he joined the club, I don’t think he’s at the level that is required by a team of this standard.
Diogo Jota wasn’t on Sadio Mane or Mohamed Salah’s level before he moved to Anfield and arguably still isn’t but he’s developed since he scored 16 goals the season before he joined the club.
Jarrod Bowen, however, in his best-ever season, only scored 8 goals and he played in every single Premier League game for West Ham.
With Liverpool linked with Jeremy Doku and the like, it would be very disappointing if they opted to sign Bowen instead, with Transfermarkt valuing him at £27million.
I understand that it’s easier to sign English talent due to the lack of pressure from non-homegrown quotas and visas when you can sign a better player, surely you go the extra mile?