Jarrod Bowen seen as potential Liverpool target after Mohamed Salah leaves

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West Ham winger Jarrod Bowen could reportedly be seen as a possible replacement for Liverpool superstar Mohamed Salah when he leaves Anfield.

The 31-year-old has grown into a true Reds legend since moving to Merseyside in the summer of 2017, scoring 188 goals in 309 appearances and winning the Champions League and Premier League, along with a number of other trophies.

Salah is out of contract at Liverpool in the summer of 2025, however, and the club have to be prepared for him potentially leaving next summer, should interest from Saudi Arabia return.

If that happens, a ready-made successor will need to come in, filling an enormous void in the Reds’ attack, and it looks as though Bowen is viewed as a front-runner, according to The Athletic:

“Bowen is a player Liverpool admire and have been watching for a number of seasons. How he would fare in a team that dominate the ball more and need to break down low block defences more often would be a key question.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s interest in Bowen…

Bowen has made the jump from the Championship to the Premier League seamlessly since trading Hull City for West Ham back in 2020, proving to be a consistent source of quality in the final third.

The 26-year-old already has three goals and an assist in the Hammers’ opening four league games this season, standing out as one of the most in-form attacking players in the division, and he could be a really good signing for Liverpool if he continues to improve further.

Replacing Salah will be an almighty task for any player, however, and if the Reds do need to replace him in the near future, they must nail his replacement, bringing in someone genuinely considered elite.

Bowen doesn’t fit into that bracket, for all of his qualities as a player, from his end product to his work rate, with the Englishman a step down from that very top level that Salah belongs in.

For that reason, it would be worrying if Liverpool went big on him and saw him as the best option to come in for the Egyptian icon – he would be an excellent squad player – especially given the English premium that can exist with homegrown players, in terms of cost.

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