If Jurgen Klopp signs Nicolas Pepe or someone of his ilk, it will be huge competition for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to perform to their very best.

In his first season at Liverpool after being signed for £34million, Salah went on to set numerous records and became the outright top scorer for a single Premier League campaign by scoring 32 goals in one season.

In total, he scored 44 goals last season but his consistency suffered this year for one reason or another and he only managed to score 29.

Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.

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Sadio Mane improved his tally for last season by two strikes and shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as they all scored 22 goals.


With Liverpool heading into a crucial season after the summer break, Klopp will feel as though needs to guarantee the success of his front three and is in the market to sign a new versatile forward.

The German has opened talks to sign Nicolas Pepe, with the Lille winger valued at around £70million by the Ligue 1 club, according to Duncan Castles.

Nicolas Pepe

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Whether or not Pepe joins Liverpool or another top forward joins is irrelevant. The fact is that Mane and Salah would be forced into raising their game considerably to avoid being benched during periods of bad form.

Manchester City have proven in the last few years that having a wealth of attacking options is vital to being consistently amazing and signing a top backup this summer would push the Reds forward in more ways than one.

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