Liverpool 'will match Watford's £40m asking price for Ismaila Sarr'

Liverpool ‘ready to match Watford’s £40m asking price for Ismaila Sarr’ as winger tops Jurgen Klopp’s wishlist ahead of Premier League title defence

  • Liverpool will match Watford’s £40million asking price for striker Ismaila Sarr
  • Jurgen Klopp is looking to reinforce his bench as he plans their title defence
  • Sarr takes the edge over Liverpool’s other interest, Adama Traore, due to age
  • Sarr was responsible for ending Liverpools 18-match winning streak last season 

Liverpool are prepared to match Watford’s £40million asking price for striker Ismaila Sarr.

The 22-year-old is said to be Jurgen Klopp’s top transfer target this summer as he looks to reinforce his bench with Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mo Salah nailed-on starters.

Sarr takes the edge over Liverpool’s other interest, Adama Traore, due to his age. The Senegalese forward would be willing to wait for his opportunity, whereas Traore would demand a guaranteed position.

Liverpool will match Watford’s £40million asking price for their star striker Ismaila Sarr

Sarr joined the Hornets for a fee of around £30m from Rennes last August and is expected to leave Vicarage Road following their relegation from the Premier League.

Watford are under pressure to cut costs ahead of their return to the Championship but are not willing to take a loss on the Senegalese forward.

Jurgen Klopp is looking to reinforce his bench as he plans Liverpool’s title defence next season

Sarr was responsible for ending the champions’ 18-match winning streak last season

Liverpool officials are said to be getting serious about completing a transfer swoop for Sarr and will table an offer in line with their asking price, according to The Sun.

The decision stemmed from Sarr’s impressive first campaign in the English top-flight – scoring five goals and registering five assists. 

Two of those goals and one assist came from Watford’s shock 3-0 win at home to Liverpool on February 29, ending the champions’ 18-match winning streak. 




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