Long-term replacement for Liverpool legend could be “in the building” soon

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A replacement for Liverpool legend Mohamed Salah could reportedly be “in the building” in the near future, as they look to nail his successor.

The Egyptian superstar arrived at Anfield in the summer of 2017, with some not wholly convinced by his signing after struggling to impress at Chelsea, albeit as a youngster.

Salah silenced the doubters from the off, however, scoring on his debut away to Watford in the Premier League, and he has gone on to become one of the greatest players in Liverpool’s history.

In total, the 31-year-old has scored a remarkable 211 goals in 349 appearances for the Reds, putting him fifth in the club’s all-time list of goalscorers currently, and he played a major part in his side’s success under Jurgen Klopp.

That being said, Salah is going to need replacing soon, given his age, and according to a new update from Football Insider, Liverpool are eyeing a long-term successor for him:

“Liverpool are scouring the market to find a long-term replacement for star forward Mohamed Salah and he could be ‘in the building’ soon, sources have told Football Insider. Arne Slot and Richard Hughes started work at Anfield last weekend as the new Liverpool chiefs look to formulate a plan for their summer recruitment.

“Sources say the Merseyside giants are keen to add a new winger to their ranks once the transfer window reopens as they would like to have Salah’s replacement already secure and signed up before the Egyptian’s eventual departure.”

Our thoughts on Liverpool finding a Salah replacement…

While Salah remains a crucial player for Arne Slot from the off – his poor form towards the end of the 2023/24 shouldn’t change that – it is encouraging to see that Liverpool are seemingly planning for the future.

The attacking great turns 32 later this month, so there is no doubt that he is gradually slowing down, and having a tailor-made replacement ready is absolutely essential, rather than not having one either lined up or in the squad when he leaves.

The likes of PSV Eindhoven’s Johan Bakayoko and Crystal Palace’s Michael Olise have been linked with moves to Liverpool, and considering both are left-footed players who often play on the right, one of those could be an ideal successor.

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