Mahrez the wrong option to replace Coutinho at Liverpool - Owen

Jose Verdugo
Enero 13, 2018

The Leicester star is being touted as a potential replacement for Manchester City-bound Alexis Sanchez and has been linked with a £45m switch to the Emirates.

Bringing forward the Naby Keita deal from the end of the season to now remains Liverpool's priority, but the option of signing Mahrez as a replacement for Philippe Coutinho is an attractive possibility for FSG.

Liverpool FC are now preparing for their crunch showdown with Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday, while Arsenal travel to Bournemouth in the top flight.

The Reds have been strongly linked with the Leicester attacker following the departure of their Brazilian talisman.

The Algerian was pivotal in Leicester's shock Premier League title win in 2016, scoring 18 times and scooping the PFA Players' Player of the Year award.

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During the 2016-17 campaign, the Algeria worldwide scored six goals and provided three assists in 33 league starts for the Foxes.

Liverpool are ready to sell striker Daniel Sturridge for £30m after he asks to quit Anfield, according to the Daily Mail.

The Algeria worldwide has been linked with a move to the Emirates Stadium as a possible replacement for Alexis Sanchez, who could make a January move to Manchester City.

'As good a player as Mahrez is, he might not possess the pace or work ethic that Jurgen Klopp might be looking for and I wonder where he would fit into the starting XI - certainly not instead of the brilliant Mo Salah on the right side of the front three'.

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