BBC pundit says Sadio Mane is not ‘irreplaceable’ but admits Liverpool won’t want to ‘sell him for any amount’

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Sadio Mane seems to be edging closer to an Anfield departure and one pundit has noted how much of a blow it will be for Liverpool if he does.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live’s Monday Night Club, Chris Sutton said: “If you’re Liverpool, you don’t want to sell him for any amount.

“They would bounce back strongly with Mane still in a Liverpool shirt. I’m not saying he is irreplaceable, because Klopp’s recruitment has been excellent, but Liverpool’s level of consistency has been down to that forward line.

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“Mane has been so versatile – he plays off the left, centrally in that false nine position – and I think they would struggle to replace him like for like really quickly.

“I can’t think of another player who would come in quickly and do the job he has done. I think it would be a massive blow to Liverpool if he left.”

In years gone by, a 30-year-old departing would not be a big issue but with the form that our No.10 has been in for the second-half of this season – he will be hard to replace.

With several players close to a departure, Jurgen Klopp will have to find someone to replace the goals and performances provided by several key players in our squad.

It’s going to be an interesting summer…

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