Liverpool have enquired to Watford regarding a potential transfer for Ismaila Sarr after being considered by Jurgen Klopp as a backup option to the club’s pedigreed front-three, claims Dominic King of The Mail.

The Championship club want to maintain the services of Sarr in their attempt to return to the Premier League but Watford have made it clear to Liverpool that they could be swayed if their asking price is met.

WATFORD, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 29: Ismaila Sarr of Watford runs with the ball 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)

According to The Mirror, Watford will demand at least £40 million for the Senegalese ace.

Liverpool have been touted with a move for the 22-year-old speedster since Sarr tore the Reds apart during a 3-0 victory in February which ended the Reds’ 13-month unbeaten run in the Premier League.

Klopp is an admirer of Sarr but Liverpool are yet to submit an official bid or make official contact despite the club reportedly watching the player’s development with keen interest.

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The news follows shortly after Liverpool agreed on a deal with Bayern Munich regarding the signing of Thiago Alcantara.

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SEVILLE, SPAIN – SEPTEMBER 6: Thiago Alcantara of Spain during the UEFA Nations league match between Spain v Ukraine at the Alfredo Di Stefano Stadium on September 6, 2020 in Seville Spain (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images)

The Times report an initial fee of £20 million has been agreed, plus a further £5 million linked to bonuses.

Despite Liverpool on the verge of signing one of the best midfielders in world football, Klopp is reportedly set on adding a couple of more faces to his Premier League-winning squad.

According to The Athletic, the Liverpool boss would like to see one or two more signings brought into the club if they are able to offload a few players off the current wage bill at Anfield.

This could prompt a move for Sarr and sporting director Michael Edwards could capitalise on the fact that Watford were forced to sell Abdoulaye Doucoure (£25m) and Pervis Estupinan (£15m) cheaper than their original valuations.

There is still a long way to go in the transfer window, but as the Thiago negotiations have shown, developments can move rapidly once Liverpool start moving.

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool in action with Ismaila Sarr of Watford during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Watford FC at Anfield on December 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/Getty Images)

Reaction

Following the latest reports, a number of Liverpool supporters have reacted on social media to the club’s revived interest in Sarr, who is also an international teammate of Reds forward Sadio Mane.

It’s fair to say that Kopites are beaming with optimism that Edwards could pull off another potential masterstroke in the transfer window following the imminent arrival of Thiago.

Here are a selected number of responses to the latest Sarr reports…

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