How Liverpool could lineup if they sign £58.5m ace – ‘He and his representatives are very interested in’ Anfield move

Liverpool have been linked with a very interesting move to sign Bukayo Saka from Arsenal and after he ran Manchester City ragged at the Emirates, I want this deal to happen more than ever.

But does it make sense for all parties?

The English forward has had a fantastic season and has 7 goals and 4 assists this season for the Gunners and is a key reason for their recent form which has seen them take the initiative in the top four battle.

Bukayo Saka and his representatives interested in Liverpool move 

Liverpool, according to Ian McGarry on the Transfer Window Podcast, are interested in signing him while the player and his agent are keen on a move to Anfield.

Bukayo Saka

“We have reported on The Transfer Window Podcast that Liverpool are looking to the future with regards to the fact that they expect to sell at least two of their attacking players,” McGarry said.

“Saka is someone who is a player who suits Liverpool’s style. Without question the Gunners would be devastated to lose someone of Saka’s quality and are attempting to tie him down to a long term deal.

“My understanding is that there have been talks with his representatives with regards to giving him a contract upgrade at Arsenal.

Bukayo Saka

“Liverpool would provide the opportunity and platform for him to play and compete at the highest level. And that would certainly be something that I’m told he and his representatives are very interested in.”

Where would Saka fit in at Liverpool?

It’s an interesting one because Mohamed Salah, as the Premier League’s top goalscorer and leading assister, has made the right-wing role his very own and there isn’t a better player in that position in the world.

In fact, there isn’t a better player in the world at all.

So if Liverpool were to sign Saka, would it indicate a switch to a different system, would it indicate Salah is leaving and not signing a contract or would the Egyptian move to a more central role?

Mohamed Salah

Saka is a wonderful player but this is one of those scenarios where “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”.

Trying to add an admittedly talented player in Saka to the Liverpool side might make things more complicated than it needs to be.

It all depends on whether or not the 20-year-old is willing to play a bit-part role. If he’s not desperate to start at Anfield and is happy to gradually grow into the starting XI then it would be easier to rationalise but after being a key player at Arsenal, I can’t see him being happy with being relegated to a squad option at Liverpool.

Michael Mongie
Football Central Media Group founder, owner and editor.

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