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Former Liverpool hero warns that Reds star’s form could dip later in the season due to this reason

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Latest Liverpool news: Barnes warns Mane’s form could dip later in the season

Sadio Mane has been a machine for Liverpool over the past two seasons. The Senegal star was involved in the World Cup, played almost every game for us last season and then took the national side to the AFCON final.

Barely three weeks after the final, he was back at Liverpool and came off the bench to face Norwich. Mane has bagged three goals in his last two games and should feature for us against Arsenal at the weekend.

Former Liverpool star John Barnes claims that Mane is in fine form due to a lack of rest for the attacker, and we could pay for that later in the season.

Barnes was speaking to the Sport Review and claimed that Klopp would be able to manage this situation (h/t Liverpool Echo):

“Maybe one of the reasons Sadio Mane in fine form is because he’s fitter than everybody else because he hasn’t had the time off, which he could pay for later on in the season, come Christmas time.

“But I’m sure that Klopp will be able to manage that situation.”

Liverpool’s over-reliance on their forwards

Klopp has rotated his midfield several times over the past two seasons but isn’t afforded the same luxury when it comes to the forwards.

Roberto Firmino only missed games when he was injured in the previous campaign, while Mohamed Salah also played in most of the games.

Liverpool have Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi as cover for the pair, but they aren’t on the same level as the African stars.

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Salah and Mane are extremely durable, given the number of games played over the past two years, and they seem to be performing at a high level and barely look tired.

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Liverpool trail other European giants in the race for €100m Bundesliga star

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Liverpool trail big European giants in race for Kai Havertz

Bild (h/t Metro) reports that Liverpool are interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Kai Havertz but face competition from several top clubs.

The 20-year-old German has been in sensational form for the Bundesliga side over the past two years and scored 17 goals in the league last time around.

His return hasn’t been that great this season, with just one goal from six games in all competitions.

Kai Havertz

Havertz is a German international and the Reds face competition from Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich in the race to sign him (h/t Metro).

The 20-year-old is contracted with the Germans until 2022, but has refused to sign an extension and could cost close to €100m, according to the report.

Liverpool trailing the other big names

The Reds could do with someone of Havertz’s abilities and we didn’t spend much in this summer window.

However, the report claims that the Premier League leaders are trailing the other clubs in the race to sign the German.

Munich and Real have the best chance of landing the Bundesliga sensation while Dortmund is an unlikely destination for the German (h/t Metro).

It will be interesting to see where Havertz ends up in the future as he needs to move away from Leverkusen to continue his development.

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Liverpool is a perfect club for the 20-year-old and hopefully, the youngster can grow under Jurgen Klopp.

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Liverpool send a scout to watch RB Leipzig’s Champions League clash against Benfica

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Liverpool send scout to watch RB Leipzig win over Benfica

Record (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that the Reds sent a scout over to watch RB Leipzig’s clash against Benfica in the Champions League.

The Germans came out 2-1 winners, thanks to a brace from Timo Werner in the Group G clash.

Timo Werner
Timo Werner of RB Leipzig

The Liverpool Echo adds that Werner has been a target for the Reds and was the star of the show, thanks to his brace.

The report, however, doesn’t pinpoint which player Liverpool were watching, but it was another impressive showing by Leipzig.

A Bundesliga powerhouse on the rise

We already signed one player from Leipzig in the past, with Naby Keita joining us. The Guinea midfielder has struggled for fitness since his arrival at Anfield, but the Germans have several quality players in the team.

Leipzig are also leading the Bundesliga currently and are one point ahead of Borussia Dortmund and Freiburg.

Emil Forsberg

Liverpool have been linked with Emil Forsberg in the past (h/t Metro), and Jurgen Klopp has raided Schalke in the past for Joel Matip too.

We haven’t signed many players from the Bundesliga during Klopp’s time, with Loris Karius and Ragnar Klavan being the two other big names.

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Liverpool didn’t sign any major players in the summer, and it will be interesting to see what our transfer activity is during the winter window.

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Impressive Chelsea starlet could be fit to face Liverpool after midweek injury

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Mason Mount provides positive update ahead of Liverpool clash

Chelsea’s return to the Champions League didn’t go too well as they lost 1-0 at home to Valencia.

Frank Lampard’s side also missed a penalty in the clash as the away side picked up all three points.

However, one of the talking points in the clash was Mason Mount picking up an injury after a tackle from Francis Coquelin.

Mason Mount

The former Arsenal man was only booked for a tough challenge on the English youngster, but the Metro (h/t Liverpool Echo) claims that Mount is hopeful of featuring against Liverpool on Sunday.

Chelsea host the Reds in the clash of the weekend, and it will be interesting to see if Mount features in the game.

A young side against the best in the league

The English midfielder has been impressive in a youthful Chelsea side and already has three goals from five games.

Liverpool have to be wary of the threat possessed by Lampard’s team but the Reds are the only club with a 100% winning record in the Premier League this season.

The Reds, however, were beaten in their first game of the Champions League but put up a good showing against Napoli on Tuesday.

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Liverpool have a fivepoint lead over Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, but the trip to Stamford Bridge will be another tough test for the Reds.

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