For the first time in years, Reds fans have a blind faith in Liverpool’s transfer policy. Gone are the days of breaking the bank for Christian Benteke. With Michael Edwards heading up the best recruitment team in Europe, Liverpool should sell Mo Salah and go after the phenomenon Kai Havertz in 2020.
Salah is one of the most valuable players on the planet, his ability is worth vast amounts but so is his marketability.
During the 2018 World Cup, Salah was the most talked about player in the MENA region – the world’s fastest growing football market.
Liverpool have proved in recent years that they can replace superstars when offered silly money for them. A case in point was using the Coutinho money to buy Alisson and Virgil Van Dijk, assembling the best defence in the world.
With Edwards showing that he is a shrewd operator with a track record for buying low and selling high (come on, he got £7.5m for Kevin Stewart), Liverpool should sell Salah and spend half the money on Havertz. The Bayer Leverkusen wonder-kid bagged 17 goals and three assists last season, only turning 20 over the summer.
Versatile, young and malleable, Havertz would flourish under Klopp.
With a new kit deal with Nike on the horizon, and Salah money in his pocket, it is not unreasonable to think that Edwards could replace £36.9million signing Salah (the Guardian) with two out of the three of Havertz, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappe.
Liverpool fans may moan that we aren’t a selling club, and they are right. The Reds aren’t a selling club; they are a smart club.