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HnNaldoR

50m? You have to be joking me. We can't replace him easily for that amount.


tyresaredone

exactly, guy is arguably in contention for ballon d'or and is thriving as CF


NabyK8ta

How much was Diaz or Jota?


jakegrubbs19

Fair, but Jota is a completely different player and not as effective as Mane and Diaz, while showing brilliance, is nowhere near Mane's peak.


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SageKAoki

Jotas got to improve his passing and link up play if he wants to lock down our CF position


alexe131

Agreed - he seems to really struggle to link play and has some terrible decision making in the final third. It’s fantastic that he seems to be able to pull a goal out of thin air but when he isn’t scoring, in my view he is well behind mane/salah/Diaz/firmino/even Taki.


swrob96

Jota does not look better out wide


eukyeuky

Yeah the recent stints at RW haven't been great


vroomvroomgackgack

Jota has never looked better out wide


asso19

Get out. Mane is worth > £100m


NabyK8ta

Not at 30 with 1 year on his contract. How much did Halaand go for a lot younger with one year left?


IlliniChiefKeef

That was a release clause though, Mané does not have one in his contract


dave1992

Hazard was 29, 1 year on his contract and clearly more injury prone than Mane. He went for 100m.


Labhran

Then you just don’t sell him. 50m isn’t worth our time


PM_me_your_wives_

This. Just have him for another year and let him go free next year if we're going to get shafted on the price.


8u11etpr00f

We won't hold a player like Mane hostage, besides Bayern let 30 year old Thiago come here for pennies with a year on his contract too


I_once_got_the_show

It’s not hostage if he gets more money in his pockets on a free. The club would miss out, but $50 mil is almost worth one extra go if you think they can take City. Depends on ucl final im sure


Skysflies

The counter is Diaz looks good on the left, use the 50 as part of a bid for Nkunku say. I don't want to lose Mane, but we obviously can't never sell players when we tend to rely on sales for purchases.


asso19

>Nkunku He doesnt even offer half the work rate that Mane does


I_once_got_the_show

We’ve sold all the players of that level in recent history. We do let some value go (origi, Shaqiri, wjinaldum), but that’s small coin compared to the Mane’s, Coutihno, and Suarez. The difference between the three is definitely service time. I get your concern but I doubt it will become a trend.


pegmepegmepegme

Er... what more do our recruitment team and coaching team have to do to get some trust? If he wants to go with one year left on his contract for 50m\~ then absolutely let him go, with Diaz already here and another player similar to his profile with the 50m I'd be absolutely confident in Klopp's ability to mould two young Manes.


SuleyGul

True. It is going to be interesting to see how long we maintain that edge in signing players. Other teams are watching and learning our ways and surely our hit rate is bound to drop sooner or later. It is quite ridiculous how successful our transfer strategy has been since FSG took over and has gone from strength to strength. But it won't last forever I believe.


Gumgums

I understand this sentiment as a fan but who would pass down 50 mil and let someone go for free the next season? Thats just horrible business.


brush85

Not in the real world


JmanVere

A lot less than they're worth now, just like Mane.


Morguard

That's what happens when you have 1 year left on the contact. If he had 3 years left he would cost 90 to 100mil


dave1992

Hazard went for 100m.


latortillablanca

and Thiago went for 20m and lewy is about to go for 30-40m. Which of these examples do we expect would instruct the average offer from the transfer market for a 30 yr old, post pandemic?


aMintOne

Well if the alternative is losing him for free in a year and still having to replace him...


HuddzHD

Unfortunately not long left on his contract


ttekoto

But it would make someone like Nunez more affordable, right?


tyresaredone

Nunez will be close to 100M imo, now that also Real are without a marquee signing and may go for him


SalahManeFirmino

Ornstein in the Athletic said Nunez will go for 60m euro.


Connlagh

I'd take that in a heartbeat


SidJag

If we’re making headlines and articles about what someone can imagine ….


InfamousJackfruit672

it's enough for the first installments on a new player, who will be on lower wages. We got Thiago for half that as well.


linlinat89

200m£ + Kimmich. Thank you.


Ummagumma-

Mark Goldbridge?


Keyann

You PRAT!


always-think-sexual

No joke, a straight swap would have Bayern fans fuming while we solve our midfield AND right back issue immediately. If Kimmich wants to come in any fluke miracle we should get him 100%


CloudyEngineer

Sometimes I forget how cutthroat football management is. Divock has played his last game at Anfield and I'm sad enough. Sell Mané? He may be 30 but he outruns nearly everybody and is strong, is reliable, is ultra-competitive and never gives less than 100% and he's seven years younger than James Milner. And his goals this season were incredibly invaluable. I remember the Barcelona game and although he didn't score, he covered every blade of grass to recover the ball and ran Barca's players into the ground. At the end, they were walking around exhausted and Mané was still running down the ball. Mané is one player I definitely want to see walking down the tunnel in Paris. Can you imagine what its like being the defender who has to mark him? A nightmare


ibite-books

standout player in 18/19 ucl final


retr0grade77

And 17/18!! Often forgotten performance for obvious reasons but he grabbed that game by the scruff of neck even though he looked like our only attacker.


th1a9oo000

I honestly thought he was gonna go win it himself


SexySamba

when he hits the post at 1-1 when he has no right to it was a big moment


7366241494

Definitely a big game player!


fucksears1

Does he even get injured? He’s a beast and would hate to see him go


luke_205

Completely agree, not to mention I feel like he’s really opened out his game for us with his ability to play really well in the CF position. There’s still so much he could do here for us so it would be an incredible blow to lose him.


burntroy

I've never once seen him gasping for breath. His expression is the same whether he woke up from a nap or just finished a lung busting run.


KIRKLAND_BRAND_BITCH

His trophy haul at club and international level speaks for itself. Mane is world-class and has been for a long time


LegendDota

He had insane potential before he came to us, but he was considered a speed merchant, sometimes it’s about the right fit which he proved many many times he is. Having great speed as your main strength isnt a problem if you can run for 2000 minutes a season


Circ_Diameter

Bayern transfer media basically works like this: Journalist: Don't you think X is a great player? Wouldn't you love to see him at Bayern? Bayern Rep: Yes, I think he is a great player. I would love if he was at Bayern Headline: BAYERN PREPARED TO MAKE A MOVE FOR X. REPS SAY HE'S A GREAT PLAYER THEY WOULD LOVE HIM ON THE TEAM. HERE'S A TRANSFER FEE AND TIMELINE THAT I PULLED OUT OF MY ASS


Houdini89420

this soo like FM(football manager)😂😂 This is what i do to shake things up."Declare interest" 😂


jaywilliamstheman

Mane has shown to Liverpool this year that he is irreplaceable. Playing world class football as a CF/False 9 in the middle shows he has no weaknesses. He can finish, pass, link up, build up play, seen him track back and defend in Liverpool's own box across multiple games. He is able to play LW and fill in for Bobby when he is injured? Wow. massively underrated too. Scored **16 goals** this year and he isn't even playing his natural position or taking any penalties. \*Massive Assumption:\* if he took salah's 5 penalties, he would have 21 goals and only 1 goal away from joint golden boot. Two MOTM performances against City in the span of 1 week (one in the PL and FA cup semi final against city (that 2 goal performance in the first half was a highlight of the season)). Won the AFCON, two cups, and can still fight for the CL final. Even if we do let him go, the 50mln price tag is a joke. if he was English, he would be worth more than Jack Grealish.


oosukashiba0

Agreed with all that, bar the irreplaceable comment. Teams evolve and part of that process is adapting to new personnel.


Kyle_did_911

Really don't like it when players are deemed irreplaceable. A well functioning recruitment department should be prepared for losing any players. I'd expect a list of at least 5 ready made players that could come into our system and perform for each position. Mane is a world class player and a huge asset in our attack, but by no means should we be put in a vulnerable position by him leaving.


WillDaThrilll13

[x] doubt


scifiphichipsi

No way we sell him for that. We don't sell important players with deals running down for cut prices usually, so unless it's a much bigger offer I don't see it. Think it's telling that Plettenberg's figure is probably from Mané's reps. Think Bayern are in for a rude awakening if they try and call up Julian Ward with that figure


macaleaven

Jules is laughing down the phone for 5 straight minutes when he hears that can of ass valuation


GuessImCensored

Mmm idk about that, we’ll prob sell one and if we get 50m for Mane I think we’ll take that instead of 70m for Salah.


JimmyWu21

Yup! I think we’ve shown that we’re willing to let players go for free. Can and Gini are prime examples. Even Origi too believe, there were talks of offers for him over the summer… I think, don’t quote me on this


malushanks95

Transfer fee less than 50 mil is making me not believe it.


snh96

Do you not remember us signing 30 year old Thiago with a year left on his contract for £25m? It's the same situation


Rosti_LFC

Plus you'd expect Thiago to run a longer career than Mané. For a midfielder getting older you just sit deeper, run less, but the range of passing and vision is still there. Even if he wouldn't fit into our system with that role, he'd still have value selling him on somewhere else. For Mané I think that unless he's another James Milner he's realistically only going to have a few more years before he loses his edge with pace and pressing and is no longer there at a top level.


Jolly-Literature1226

He has a year left on his contract and is 30, not that unbelievable


Sharcbait

Yeah similar situations to Thiago going the other way. Ideally we keep Mo and Mane. If it's one or the other keep Mo. Also if we sell Mane and Origi we probably have an attacker in our sights, Nunez would be great but even a player like Ivan Toney who has made it clear he would like to be here.


Jolly-Literature1226

I’m really intrigued to see what we do in attack this summer, only guarantees to be here next season are Diaz Jota and Carvalho. At least one of the OG front 3 will leave I think but it wouldn’t shock me if 2 do


Skysflies

Nobody is bidding for Firmino, and we won't let both Salah and Mane go.


always-think-sexual

Origi isn’t going to be sold, his contract has run out. He wasn’t on massive wages anyways. I get it if it was £50m, not if it’s €50m.


deliverancew2

He's 30 years old and entering the last year of his contract: that's a recipe for a low transfer fee. The same issue also applies to Salah and Firmino.


Supkingz123

42m for Mane? The dude in his prime and got 4 year left in him. For me it better to give him the contract he wants.


Morguard

I believe it with 1 year left on his contract.


_conqueror

Lewandowski +€25m


legentofreddit

No thanks. A 34 year old who has never played outside of Germany and 20m for one of our greatest ever players? I'll pass on that mate.


Waschkopfs

Hes only a top 3 all time CL scorer and demolished Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal multiple times. Would definitely fail in the PL


_conqueror

Lewandowski has proven himself in the Champions League and even on international level with Poland. He would do fine outside of Germany. Also this is an option if Sadio really wants to go for whatever reason. In that case I'd gladly take Lewandowski who wants to leave too and a little bit of cash.


legentofreddit

He's 34 and has never played outside of Germany. You think he just rocks up and gets 35 goals for Liverpool? In a much more physically intense league where there's a lot less space. He's got 1 maybe 2 seasons left in him. On a free fine, but we shouldn't be spending big money on a pensioner


Waschkopfs

Less space lol... Every team parks the bus against Bayern so how does that matter


_conqueror

You are deluded if you think that Lewa has only 1-2 years left. He is a mentality monster like Ronaldo and Zlatan and could play until he is 40. And who said that he is supposed to score 35 goals for us in a season? Does Sadio do that? If Sadio wants to leave for Bayern it would be good if we get money plus Lewa as an exchange. Also if Sadio wants to leave I'd rather get Lewa and some money now instead of losing Sadio next year for free. The best option would ofc be to keep Mane and renew his contract but I'm just presenting my ideas for the possibility that Mane really wants a new adventure.


legentofreddit

> He is a mentality monster like Ronaldo and Zlatan So he'll carry on playing even though he's a shadow of his former self? I don't want that thanks. But you carry on fanboying


johnjonjameson

Your crazy for that take. One of the best players in the world CURRENTLY


No-Economist3226

This was my first thought


r0bski2

Yeh how longs he got left, it’s a year right? I’d take him


nicolascagevampire

Fuck off Bayern


HarbyFullyLoaded_12

Sorry you’re half a year too late, Bayern. CF Mané is at least double that.


NeoChaucer

Nothing says journalistic integrity like the word “probably.”


D3pr3ssing_euphoria

Well put.


MyNewAccount77

>Transfer fee probably less than €50m (£42.5m). They wish. If they want him they're going to need to go much nearer €70m (£60m) at a minimum.


primordial_chowder

You realize he only has a year left on his contract?


holdthedoorhodor10

So does Salah. Do you think we would sell him for that? Real paid over 100m for Hazard at a similar age with a year left.


StubbornAssassin

Hazard had said he'd renew if he wasn't bought though, did change it


primordial_chowder

And we got Thiago for 25mil at a similar age with a year left. A club like Bayern let's their players go for a reasonable fee if they want to leave. A club like Chelsea will squeeze the player for all he's worth. I think we'll be more like Bayern. For Mane, around 50 mil would be reasonable, and since Salah has more market value than Mane, around 70mil for him. Not that I want either of those things to happen.


MyNewAccount77

I do but I also realise that he's a player who's still an important one for us and who will give any team he's on a guarantee of at least 15-to-20 goals a season, something that very few players in the World can offer.


hooskies

Not sure why everyone in this thread is acting like LFC *need* to sell him either.


Sharcbait

This is the same thing they said when we were linked with Thiago though.


Geormajesty

I'd be tempted above £40m, not gonna lie (assuming the transfer committee have someone in mind as a replacement). He's 30, he's just hit a rich vein of form that's inflated his transfer fee above what it would have been pre-AFCON, Diaz and Jota are good enough that we wouldn't need a replacement to hit the ground running and I'm guessing whoever we signed to replace him would be on lower wages than Mané would want to re-sign. I'd be sad to see him leave, but I think there's an argument that we should cash in.


xKat14

Twist the knife a little further after yesterday thanks


jumpers4cornerflags

I can see it ending up at that price with a year left. But Mane has really been a revelation since afcon. He has basically an upgraded Bobby which is crazy. He was the first player signed to kick off the Klopp era. I don’t want him to go.


Jon20D55

Nice try Real Madrid


555HAM

Lol


Practical-Travel-819

£42 million for Mane…. No bloody way.


snh96

He's 30 with a year left on his contract. We signed Thiago for £25m under the same circumstances.


Practical-Travel-819

Mane is still on top of his game and very rarely misses games though


snh96

Thiago was comfortably the best midfielder in the world when he signed. Mane is nowhere near the top of his game, that was in 2019.


Practical-Travel-819

Forwards always cost more. Thiago is injury prone. Yes he’s quality when fully fit. I wouldn’t say he was the best midfielder in the world when we signed him. If you believe that then that’s fine


snh96

Yes Sadio will cost more, twice as much according to this report so we seem to be in agreement. Thiago made the FIFPro World XI when we signed him so it isn't just my opinion.


Practical-Travel-819

We all know how crap those fifa awards and teams are… the fact VVD didn’t win still pisses me off.


KaufKaufKauf

Rather hold onto him and lose for a free than sell him for 50


Morguard

I can only imagine that happens if they absolutely cannot secure a suitable replacement.


swingtothedrive

It's already confirmed we will commence talks with Mane once the CL final is over. These guys are gonna milk clicks till then. No point giving to these journos.


HuddzHD

If he does go and I hope not Nkunku has to be top of the list.


RosssLFC

Hate reading shit like this a week before a final


ABAZABA20

50+ Lewandowski more like


Kingfish36

Forgot /s


pattherat

No.


Esco9

Lewy plus 30m or Lewy + Gnabry


Itzyoyo

Nah can’t take anymore tears. I really hope he stays. Please don’t go Mane…


mindoffinn

Oh fuck off please, not the news anyone wants to hear!! 50m??? He's worth a lot more surely.


MissSlothEyes

£40 million for mane? Get to fuck.


Ok-Kaleidoscope4966

I hope Mane is staying.. arguably player of the season for us.


Viper711

He's been immense in his new role. What a fighter.


Ok-Kaleidoscope4966

100% Let's be honest, midway through the season he struggled and people were talking about Diaz coming in as his potential replacement. Bobby gets injured and Mane steps up and now there's no way you want Mane off that team sheet.


GrouchyYT

Haha, we might have a bunch of Bundesliga players, a German manager and a big focus on fans, but we're not a Bundesliga feeder club where that kind of offer would fly, Bayern.


Mercerai

Isn't this the Bayern guy they all say is unreliable? Less than €50m would be around £35m, I can't see it happening for that price unless he was absolutely desperate to leave


ttekoto

Can't keep all three, can we? Gonna be a big shock when any of them go, whatever the details.


barryboi6969

Is this even a source? I know he's a sky reporter but I've never seen him report anything. Maybe I'm just not looking in the right places, but what's his track record like?


Peanut_77

Funny joke, except not really.


bronsonlinho

classic click bait


RadleyB2B

No one can stop Sadio leaving if he wants to go. It will be his loss ultimately given what this club is poised to do over the next few years.


hendrixnash

I will vomit.


thatsaleadballoon

Absolutely no chance. Mane and Salah should retire here.


BurceGern

I think his agent is pushing for a fat renewal or a sale.


the_dude49

Oh fuckoff. Can’t wait until after we win the CL and Mo and Sadio sign new contracts and these rumours will be put to bed. Pissing me off


coffeenconverse

Mane is our most important attacker imo. Can play anywhere along the line and rarely injured.


raj2709

Anything less than 80M will be one of the the worse deal in the history


MangoIsGood

No chance for less than 50m. Unless he wants a 5 year contract, he is 30 but he is also an absolute beast and could still be world class in 4-5 years


Pard0n_My_French

No way we sell him for that.


Ant1202

For the love of god no


MrKnIVXX

No way he goes for less than 50m


PepeSilvia007

Lewa, Gnabry, Kimmich +50m then we can maybe talk


xxcxcxc

If we sell one of our world class attackers I’m sure Klopp has a plan in place to bring someone in who will be a world beater within a year 🤞


DoubleDeckerz

This has only compounded the **PAIN**.


Kinny93

He appears to be a sky sports reporter with a focus on Bayern Munich, which leads me to believe he's reliable? I'm sure someone can tell us his tier status. Of course, this still doesn't mean Mane wants to leave, but one of the original front three is going to move on at some point.


Waschkopfs

Tier 2


iG8

Give us Lewandowski and Gnabry + 30m and you can have him


Aeceus

Less than 50mil euros excuse me?


karnnumart

sub 50m ? You shouldn't include the number to make it more believable. No way in hell FSG will sell our key player at that price....


PiIICIinton

LMFAO not worth the rag it's printed on


PickledCumSock

50mill euros? yeah right lmao fuck right off


hoopbag33

70M or it isnt happening. We would sooner let him play out his contract rather than sell at a cut price. One year of Mane at the level he is right now is worth that.


aboooz

If Mane really wants to leave I would explore a cash plus Gnabry deal. I believe Klopp can turn Gnabry into a world class player. Edit: I mean cash to us obviously if somebody misunderstood.


Anderax

I wouldn’t take Gnabry. Bayern offered him around 300K and he is holding out for more. His best season came two seasons ago. Unless he lowers his wages and we somehow get the player who he was back then. Also, he’s turning 27 in July, there’s nothing more Klopp can probably get out of him.


DiogoDude

If Mane actually does go which I doubt, I’d hope we explore Nkunku as an option for Cf


deadassynwa

This is a great shout. Nkunku playing in that false 9/CF role for us would be a match made in heaven


aboooz

Problem is he'll cost upwards of 75 mil


CircleTheFire

Net 25m out of pocket though if we take 50m for Mane. Would rather just keep Mane and buy Nkunku outright though.


xxandl

Nkunku would earn way less than whatever Mane would demand, it would be a clear net positive over the next years.


CircleTheFire

Maybe so. I have confidence that Klopp and Ward will find the right guys.


Morguard

I would be amazed if nkunku didn't RBL this summer. He's 24 and ready to take that next step to become world class. He's 100% the type of player Liverpool look for. I would be amazed if we weren't In for him already regardless if Mane stays or goes. Keep the van warm!


stevieG08Liv

interestingly Mane and Gnabry share the same agent and they are having problems renewing Gnabry's contract rn.


ss2195

If he does want to leave, I don't think Klopp will stop him. I imagine we're probably going to sign his replacement well before we actually sell him.


Lord_Origi

Well am just hoping this ain’t true… but if he does leave Nkunku is probably the best direct replacement for his false 9 role… god knows how much he would cost tho.


Calitz__

Right time to sell. Only downhill from here and this only increases our chances of keeping Salah


Redaaku

Tier


No-Economist3226

For that price, i can see lewi being part of the deal


GroundbreakingSir893

Bollocks


Relevant-Door1453

Tier?


LordWaffleSocks

£50m is insulting. £80m is more like it given his age and contract status.


ChawcolateThunder

No way pool are selling him yet


Virgil_smash

Doubt


UKnowItUKnow

Not a hope they get him for 50 million


aalku90

Mane for at least 100. Get Nunez. We go again.


lingojingo79

Don’t sell but 30mill and Lewandowski would be ok


Huskers209_Fan

Can we just do a straight up swap for Lewandowski? Win for both teams.


dave1992

50m is silly. Hazard went for 100m. Mane should be in similar valuation considering he is as good, similar age and contract length.


ziggyyT

Like it or not, until his contract is renewed, this will keep coming up. He is the most versatile attacker we have and can easily lead our line for another 2-3 years if not more. Hope they work on his contract ASAP.


voltaire_no6

No this can’t be happening


nut5hot

Sadio mane for balon dor i cant emphasize enough.


disterfly

We are surely fucking idiots if we sold him for less than 50m. Who can we even get for that money who's on his level? He rarely misses a game for us too.


djrobbo83

Mane should be the first contract renewed this summer, he has been immense in that CF role and can play LW to and his work rate of the ball is insane. Would love to keep the front 5 going for another season or two but I wouldnt be surprised to see one move on this summer


localmarketing723

I don't want this to happen. Who could come in as a replacement?


Competitive-Tax1288

dont go bb


r0bski2

50 fucking million. Piss off.


veryfishy1212

Probably less than 50 million? Not even trying to hide the fact they haven't a clue what they're talking about!


Skittil

Mane for less than 50m? Wow we are a charitable bunch.


Synikey

He ain't leaving for that fee.