Liverpool reportedly eyeing Rodrygo as Mohamed Salah’s replacement

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Liverpool will have to replace Mohamed Salah eventually and they are reportedly interested in making Real Madrid attacker Rodrygo his successor at Anfield.

Salah has become one of the greatest players in Reds history over the past six years, maturing into a genuinely world-class footballer, and one who is recognised across the globe as a superstar.

The 31-year-old has continued to outline his influence this season, registering at least one goal contribution in every game he has played, including finding the net in Thursday’s 3-1 win away to LASK in the Europa League.

Salah is only contracted to Liverpool until the summer of 2025, however, and considering he isn’t getting any younger as a player, the club may have to begin planning for life without him.

Whether the Egyptian superstar leaves next summer remains to be seen, but it does look as though his long-term replacement could have been identified.

According to a report from Spain, Rodrygo is being eyed up as the next star wide man at Anfield, having become a key player for Madrid in recent years.

The 22-year-old is valued highly by the La Liga giants, however, so it would likely take a huge bid to prise him away any time soon.

Our thoughts on Liverpool’s interest in Rodrygo…

On the face of it, Rodrygo would be a perfect successor to Salah at Liverpool, adopting the same right-sided role and already proving himself at one of the biggest clubs on the planet.

The youngster has 70 goal contributions (38 goals and 32 assists) in 171 appearances for Madrid, not to mention four goals in 16 caps for Brazil, and he would be a long-term addition for the Reds who should only improve in the coming years.

That being said, it would be a big surprise if his current club allowed his exit to happen in the near future, given his worth to them, so Liverpool should arguably focus on an alternative option to replace Salah.

Ultimately, the biggest hope is that the Egyptian King remains on Merseyside beyond 2025, though, given his importance to the team, and there is no reason why he can’t continue at an elite level for another three or four years.

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