Apparently Liverpool are interested in signing Ismaila Sarr from Watford for the upcoming season, as reported by Fichajes. The Merseyside club has shown interest in Sarr before, and it appears that they will make a serious attempt to sign him this time around.
The team managed by Jurgen Klopp has not been performing well this season. They have struggled to find success in the Premier League and across Europe. The Merseyside club, however, has been making a comeback of late.
That they recently bҽat Manchester United 7-0 in the league is indicative of their recent play. They’ve won 42 points in 25 games, good enough for fifth place in the league. Klopp’s squad is currently five points off of a Champions League spot, with a game in hand over fourth-place Tottenham Hotspur.
Even though they have managed to rally, it is quite evident that they require reinforcements immediately. They plan to strengthen their midfield, with Klopp also interested in adding an attacker. They had previously focused on Sarr as well.
But, they appear to be in a strong position to sign the 25-year-old this time around. Since the summer of 2019, Sarr has been a member of the Watford squad. The Senegalese international has played in 122 games for the Championship team, contributing to 56 goals.
This season, Sarr has played in 30 games and contributed 14 goals. The Senegalese forward has had an outstanding year. Watford will release him from his current contract in the summer of 2024.
He has no desire to sign a new agreement at this moment. Watford may not have much choice but to sell him this summer. A summer sale seems inevitable because the Championship club won’t want to lose him for free in a year.
Liverpool is aware of the issue and may attempt to sign the Watford star. The 25-year-old has a wide array of offҽnsive options due to his adaptability. His addition gives Klopp another quality player with whom to experiment with lineup changes. Several clubs in Europe are also interested in him, so signing him won’t be simple.
26-year-old Liverpool star could return to action this weekend
Liverpool winger Luis Diaz might make a surprisҽ return to the first-team squad as soon as this weekend against Bournemouth, according to Colombian writer Diego Ruendia (h/t Liverpool Echo).
Since suffering a knee ιnjury in October, the former Porto star has been unaccounted for. In December, he began training again for the middle of the season, but he was injured again. He had the operation, and for the past two weeks he’s been back to jogging and practicing with the ball.
The source claims that the 26-year-old would not only get some playing time against Bournemouth, but also in the return leg against Real Madrid at Bernabeu on the following Wednesday. Remember that this is just an update and that Jürgen Klopp rarely rushes players back from serious injuries. Given the setback in December, he planned to proceed with Diaz with extreme caution.
In addition, Liverpool’s attackers are on a positive streak. Darwin Nunez has been excellent on the left wing, while Diogo Jota is also a viable alternative. For that reason, Diaz’s return to the starting lineup does not need to be hurried by the coaching staff. Due to Fulham’s FA Cup commitments, the Reds won’t play again until April 2nd; this means they won’t play until the following Wednesday, April 4th (the international break starts on the 20th of March).
The Colombian international can use that time to get back into the swing of things, play a game at the Under-21 level, and get back into shape for the regular season. If the manager were to give him some time to warm up before inserting him into the game, he would feel much more at ease.