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Liverpool’s hunt for a winger certainly seems to have been hit hard this season. The club have been looking to find a Sadio Mane replacement and had earmarked Christian Pulisic for the position but the American is not willing to move at the moment.

The Reds have shifted their attention to another Bundesliga star with Emil Forsberg being linked with a £20m move to Anfield according to the Mirror on Sunday. Forsberg plays for Bundesliga surprise package RB Leipzig and has been in great form for side.

The Swedish winger might be 25 years of age but he is certainly on form and has already scored five goals this season. The winger also has provided eight assists in the Bundesliga this season, thus having a hand in 13 goals from 16 games for the side.

Forsberg certainly does seem to be a player that fits into the Klopp mould and could certainly take up the hole that Mane leaves behind as he lines up for Senegal in the African Cup of Nations. Forsberg is known for his defensive contrition and is not averse at running back and helping the side out.

The Swedish star is also great at providing accurate passes and is great at linking up with the attack. The 25-year-old is also great at taking long shots and can be deadly when taking set-pieces. Leipzig also play with a similar counter-attacking style compared to Klopp’s Liverpool and the deal might still be doable should the Reds pay £20m or so for the player.

The right man for the Reds?

While Liverpool have been linked with almost every winger in the world, at least the ones who are a little economical, Forsberg does seem a good deal for the Reds. The 25-year-old is also similar to the players he has brought in from the Bundesliga with Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan not being the biggest names in the world.

Klopp has also been brilliant with his big money signings or at least the players with big names and reputations. Joel Matip came on a free transfer but he certainly is one of the best defenders in the side while Sadio Mane has been exceptional since his big-money move from Southampton.

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“It’s gone great”, “Another one” – Some Liverpool fans curse luck with star player picking up injury



Sadio Mane

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane has sustained a broken thumb, according to reports (h/t Liverpool Echo).

The star was with the national side when the injury occurred during training, and the Liverpool Echo claims Mane would be assessed by the club once he returns to Melwood.

This is another injury that Jurgen Klopp has to deal with from the international break. Virgil van Dijk is still suffering from a rib problem while Mohamed Salah picked up a minor problem for Egypt.

The duo are expected to continue their treatment at Anfield, as per the report.

The 26-year-old Mane has four goals to his name this season, and it will be interesting to see if he plays against Huddersfield at the weekend. Liverpool are tied at the top of the table with Chelsea and Manchester City on 20 points.

Some Liverpool fans were cursing the international break for the number of injuries we picked up while a few believed this was good as Mane needed a rest.

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Liverpool interested in signing 27-year-old superstar from Napoli



Lorenzo Insigne

Liverpool are interested in signing Napoli superstar Lorenzo Insigne, according to Rai Sport (h/t Metro).

The Italian scored a late winner for the Serie A club in our Champions League loss a couple of weeks ago. The report adds that Chelsea are keeping an eye on the 27-year-old too and would rival the Reds for any bid on the Italian.

The attacker is known to Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri during their time at Napoli. The report adds that any team looking to sign Insigne up would have to stump a huge fee since the player has four years left on his current deal.

The attacker has seven goals and an assist in all competitions for the Serie A side, so far, and helped them to second place in the league last season.

The report adds that Klopp wants more firepower for the Reds and Insigne could be the perfect fit at Anfield.

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Liverpool have Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane as quality wingers and added Xherdan Shaqiri in the summer. However, signing Insigne could make our attack one of the best in the world.

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The report adds it would be difficult for Insigne to switch clubs in the winter window and we would have to wait till the summer before we make a bid for the 27-year-old.

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“Fast becoming a legend” – Some fans laud Liverpool youngster’s performance in 3-2 win over Spain



Joe Gomez

Joe Gomez put up another incredible perforce during the international break. The Liverpool youngster is a starter alongside Virgil van Dijk for the club and did a brilliant job in England’s 3-2 win over Spain.

The 21-year-old has started nine games for us in all competitions and Liverpool have only conceded three goals from eight Premier League games.

Gomez could grow even better with more games this season but the youngster was celebrating the England performance and put up an image of the team.

The Englishman should be in-line to start our game against Huddersfield at the weekend, and a number of fans showered praise on the 21-year-old for his 90 minutes against the Spanish.

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