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Starting the season with a bang wasn’t unexpected after the stellar campaign Liverpool enjoyed last time. Reaching the Champions League final and finishing in the top four certainly was an incredible ride and the star of the show was Mohamed Salah.

The Egyptian broke all sorts of records in his first season at Anfield but the main man this time around has been Sadio Mane.

The Senegalese star, who joined Liverpool for £34m, has four goals to his name in as many games and has looked fitter, faster and sharper than any of his previous campaigns for the Reds.

Salah and Roberto Firmino have looked sluggish in the attack but Mane has held the fort for the Reds, leading them to four wins from four.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah

Of course, being Liverpool, everything cannot fall into place at the club. Mane is the only one of our front three who is yet to sign a new deal but Jurgen Klopp isn’t rushing to extend the winger’s stay at the club.

The German was asked about Mane’s future and was quoted (h/t Bleacher Report) as saying:

“It’s not that his contract ends tomorrow. They are all in a good age group. That’s all positive, right?”

The report did say that Mane had three years left on his deal and the Senegal star has gotten better with each season under his belt.

The 26-year-old scored 13 goals in his first season for us, 20 goals last season and four goals already this term.

Mane scored 10 goals from 13 Champions League games for us last season, bagging our only goal in the final as well.

Although the player has a few years left on his deal, we should extend his stay at Anfield.

The 26-year-old has the hunger and desire to constantly get at the opposition. He runs at them full pelt, tries to barge into defences and wants to score. The only thing lacking is his finishing but Salah too started slowly last season and hammered in goals for fun towards the end.

No distractions for Liverpool needed

The Reds, for once, seem to have everything set for a proper title challenge. Quality squad members, a world-class keeper, most players fit and a manager who seems to get the best out of everyone.

Alisson

The last thing they need is this cloud above their head regarding Mane’s extension.

The 26-year-old is perfect for our playing style and he complements Firmino and Salah. Mane can still get better and under Klopp, we could see him score tons of goals in the years to come.

If we could get the likes of Salah, Henderson and Firmino to pen new deals, Mane’s contract should not be a huge problem. We should just give the player what he wants and keep him on a par with his fellow attackers.

Liverpool face a tough run of games after the international break and we need everyone firing on all cylinders.

Mane will play a key role in the games against PSG, Napoli, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham. If we come out on top of these clashes, the Senegal man will see his stock rise.

Barcelona have done a lot of messing around when it comes to signing our players in the past (Philippe Coutinho and Luis Suarez are prime examples).

One example saw Gerard Pique claim that Coutinho (h/t Metro) wanted to join Barcelona and that is something we do not need at Liverpool now.

Read more: ESPN claims Liverpool have spoken to mother and agent of Ligue 1 star

We need to ensure Mane is on the same page with us and if it means giving him the contract he wants, then let’s just get that done soon.

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Liverpool target’s agent claims player is happy at current club

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Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele’s agent, Moussa Sissoko, has claimed that the Frenchman is not looking to leave Barcelona.

Calciomercato reports that the Barcelona star was linked with a move to Liverpool, however, Sissoko was speaking to RMC Sport about the future of the 21-year-old.

Mundo Deportivo (h/t Calciomercato) quoted Sissoko as saying:

“The club is happy with Ousmane.

“Dembele doesn’t care about criticisms. Some of them are unfair. He is 20, he plays for Barcelona and he had a great start to the season.”

The agent further claimed that the player has to do better and the Frenchman was sick for a while which led to a few controversies.

Sissoko added that the national team manager and Barcelona’s Eric Abidal were happy with the attacker.

“Ousmane keeps working for a big club, the manager likes him and the same goes for Deschamps. I know Abidal is also very happy with how he is training and working for his club.”

Dembele seems to be doing better when compared to the same time frame last season. The Frenchman has scored four goals from 11 La Liga games and has one from two Champions League ties.

The former Borussia Dortmund player would be an amazing signing for the Reds, but we would have to pay a huge amount to sign him from Barcelona.

Read more: Liverpool equal two more records after their impressive 2-0 win over Fulham

The 21-year-old would certainly improve our attack, and it will be interesting to see what our activity would be in the winter window.

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“It is not easy but I’m trying” – Liverpool star opens up about huge price tag and how he wants to improve

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Liverpool summer signing Alisson has said that he is trying to live up to his enormous price tag. The Brazilian was the costliest keeper in the world until Chelsea signed Kepa Arrizabalaga.

The former AS Roma star has had a brilliant start to his Premier League campaign and has conceded just five goals from 12 games.

Speaking ahead of Brazil’s friendly against Uruguay, the Independent quoted Alisson saying:

“I came here for a high price and some people expect to me to be perfect – it is not easy but I’m trying.”

Alisson added he is working to be perfect in between the sticks and wants to get better with each game.

“I am really, really happy with my move to the Premier League. I’m working really hard to help Liverpool to achieve their goals and also for the Brazil national team.”

Alisson Liverpool

Alisson praised our defence for giving him an easy time at the back and claimed that he has to concentrate a lot in games.

“One thing that is important here is the concentration and focus. They are asking me to be really mentally strong.

“My team have a really great defence so it is not often the ball comes near my net.”

The Brazilian has been an excellent signing for the Reds this season, but there have been a few instances where he could have done better.

Read more: “I can’t believe it”, “Shocked” – Some Liverpool fans unsure about Mohamed Salah’s choice of T-shirt

The goal against Leicester City and one against Arsenal could have been avoided, and hopefully, he will get better in the coming months.

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(Photo) Liverpool star pictured training with rival Evertonian for international side

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Liverpool summer signing Fabinho is still getting into the groove of things at Anfield. The former Monaco midfielder was slowly integrated into the team by Jurgen Klopp, and the Brazilian has a couple of quality outings under his belt.

Fabinho is a proper defensive midfielder but the Brazilian knows how to pick a pass too. Despite not starting regularly for the Reds, the 25-year-old is a constant in the national side and recently shared a picture of him training with the team during the international break.

The 25-year-old was seen alongside Everton midfielder Richarlison and a few others as they went through the paces.

Fabinho’s introduction has seen Klopp devise a 4-2-3-1 formation where the 25-year-old plays as one of our two midfielders.

The Brazilian has looked comfortable in that position but has to work on his reactions in the Premier League.

The former Monaco man was excellent in our 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade a few weeks ago but wasn’t great in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal.

He was much better in the 2-0 win over Fulham but we are yet to see the best of the midfielder. With just a third of the campaign done, Fabinho has time on his side to get even better this season.

Read more: “I’d still like Liverpool to reignite their interest” – Former Reds star urges club to move for these Premier League players

It will be interesting to see how we deal with the packed festive schedule, but there is no doubt Fabinho will play a crucial role for Liverpool in the rest of the season.

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