BBC pundit on why Liverpool should take ‘£25m or £30m’ for Sadio Mane this summer and continue ‘shrewd’ transfer business

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WIth it looking more likely that Sadio Mane will depart this summer, the attention turns to how much money Liverpool should ask for.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, Karen Carney said: “Taking my footballing hat off and thinking about it business-wise, I probably would sell him for £25m or £30m.

“If there is any club I would trust to use that money wisely it would be Liverpool. For that amount of money, I believe that Liverpool could find another absolute diamond.

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“He could go for nothing, and that’s a risk. Liverpool are so shrewd in their business – they are so clever, so smart. When Coutinho left, we all thought: ‘What is Klopp doing?’ He brought in Alisson and Van Dijk. Every club has to go through a recycle.

“You want to keep him – you absolutely would – but, business-wise, would I want to risk losing him for nothing when I could invest that money in a manager I know, trust and believe in?

“He never wastes any transfer money, in my opinion. I would have to consider it.”

It’s going to be a tough one to watch our No.10 leave and also to try and negotiate a deal for him, with just one year left on his contract.

Given our run of brillaint transfer business though, we can place our trust in the club to receive a good price and find an adequate replacement.

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