Reported Liverpool target Ismaila Sarr has reaffirmed his fondness for the Premier League champions amid links that the Watford forward has become a prime-target for Jurgen Klopp.

The Senegalese forward’s likelihood of linking up with the Merseyside outfit had been discredited following reports that Watford has set Sarr’s asking-price at £40 million [Evening Standard].

Watford FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League

WATFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 29: Ismaila Sarr of Watford breaks past Virgil van Dijk of Liverpool to score his team’s second goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road on February 29, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

But as Liverpool’s interest seems to have reportedly cooled, the humble 22-year-old has made public of his admiration for the English, European and world champions.

‘Liverpool are a really great team, everyone would love to play there.’ Sarr recently told Senegal outlet Les Echos, via Metro, after being quizzed on a possible move to Anfield.

‘They won the Premier League this year and the Champions League last year. But also there are great teams in the English league.

‘Frankly, I have yet to make a choice. If that were to happen, I just wish they were a good team. At the moment, there are only guesses.’

 

These words will be like music in the ears of Liverpool supporters who will consider Sarr a realistic option given the club’s track record with relegated stars in the past.

Sarr has publically announced how any aspiring footballer would ‘love’ to represent Liverpool which is some calling card to the Reds that the young forward considers Anfield his prime destination.

Watford FC v Liverpool FC - Premier League

WATFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 29: Ismaila Sarr of Watford celebrates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Premier League match between Watford FC and Liverpool FC at Vicarage Road on February 29, 2020 in Watford, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Liverpool’s meticulous ability to polish and tidy up key qualities with hidden gems in the market have undoubtedly been key to recent success and is why players like Sarr are unsurprisingly desperate to be the latest success story of the Reds’ ingenious approach.

Potentially Funding a deal for Sarr could prove problematic for Klopp and Liverpool, but it isn’t a financial impossibility considering the likes of Harry Wilson, Marko Grujic and Xherdan Shaqiri could all be moved on.

Those sales could bank well over £50 million which would, therefore, increase the likelihood of a late swoop for Sarr who has all the credentials of potential Liverpool target.

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