LIVERPOOL are reportedly preparing for life without Mo Salah by considering a double swoop for Leicester star Harvey Barnes and Real Madrid flop Luka Jovic.
Salah’s current contract with the Reds is up in 2023 and he’s yet to sign a new deal with the club.
Liverpool reportedly want Barnes to replace Salah if he ends up leaving the club[/caption]
The Reds are also said to be eyeing Jovic to fill the goals void Salah would leave[/caption]
Salah could be on his way out of Anfield because of a dispute over his new contract with the club[/caption]
The Egyptian winger is said to be demanding a whopping £450,000-a-week to put pen to paper but the Kop giants aren’t to keen on making him the club’s highest-paid star.
Instead, the Reds are hoping to convince Salah to accept a lower pay packet.
However, if they’re not successful with their attempt, the Reds are reportedly lining up Jovic and Barnes to fill the void Salah would leave if he left the club, according to Fichajes.
The Reds know replacing the 29-year-old who’s scored 140 goals in 216 games for the club since joining from Roma in 2017 is no easy task which is why they want two stars to step into his shoes.
Bringing Jovic to Anfield shouldn’t be hard as the striker’s fallen out of favour at Real.
The 23-year-old has featured in just 38 games and scored a meagre two times in all competitions since joining in 2019.
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Plus, Real are thought to be keen to sell him as they look to try and raise some money for big transfer moves next summer.
But convincing Foxes winger Barnes to join could prove to be abit more tricky for Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The 23-year-old reportedly rejected Klopp’s advances in the summer to commit his future to the Foxes for another four years.
Barnes revealed that ex-Kop boss Brendan Rodgers was a main reason why he chose to stay with the club as the Northern Irishman has helped him grow as a player.
Although the Reds could receive a boost in their pursuit of Barnes, who Klopp sees as the future of Liverpool’s attacking frontline, replacing the ageing Sadio Mane Fichajes claim, if Rodgers ends up in the Manchester United hot-seat as reports have recently suggested.