Footy Extras

Liverpool will keep eye on £25,000-a-week Watford ace

In his column for The Times, Paul Joyce has stated that Liverpool ”will monitor” Watford’s Ismaila Sarr this transfer market as the Reds look towards potential incoming transfers.

It is likely, however, that Watford would demand a large fee for their key man as he could be an important figure in their attempt at an immediate PL return.

The 22-year-old became Watford’s record acquisition when he made the £30 million switch from French Ligue 1 club Rennes last summer.

With five goals and six assists from his 28 games in an otherwise poor season for the club, Ismaila was one of the very few bright sport from the 2019/20 term.

Two of those five goals, of course, came against the PL champions, as to almost everybody’s surprise, the Hornets ended Liverpool’s previously unblemished unbeaten record.

Following his side’s relegation, it has been reported the club will now need to cut their cloth accordingly and perhaps move on some of their prized assets and Sarr would almost certainly fall into this category.

Joyce also claimed both Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi could quit Anfield to the right buyers, departures which could open up space in the roster for Sarr.

Should Jurgen Klopp’s side make a move for the winger and the parties negotiate a fee successfully, Liverpool appeal for Sarr couldn’t be greater.

The fact that they are the European and Premier League champions, added to the fact that they have his friend and fellow countryman Sadio Mane in the squad, would almost surely mean that Sarr would like to make the switch.