Liverpool striker Sadio Mane has welcomed Colombian winger Luis Diaz to Anfield, as club legend Jamie Carragher has identified a ‘substitute’ Mohamed Salah
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Sadio Mane says he “knows” how well new Liverpool signing Luis Diaz is after the Colombian’s arrival at Anfield added competition for a spot in the Reds’ first-team squad.
Liverpool signed Diaz in the closing hours of a January transfer deal for an initial fee of £37.5m, which could rise to £50m depending on performance-related add-ons.
And Mane has responded to the arrival of a new signing at the club, which comes as he is winning the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal.
It comes as Jamie Carragher has told his former club they have a “ready replacement” to succeed Mohamed Salah during the Red Devils attack.
And Liverpool have taken control of their last 16 matches Champions League draw with Inter Milan.
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Talking points between the
Liverpool thrashed Inter Milan in their Champions League last-16 tie at the San Siro on Wednesday night, as goals from Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah gave them a big advantage for the second leg. at Anfield.
Roberto Firmino hit a superb header from Andy Robertson’s corner in the 75th minute and eight minutes later, Salah’s deflected shot caught Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic.
While Harvey Elliott and Virgil van Dijk impressed for the Reds, Sadio Mane will be very unhappy about his first-half contribution.
It was a game with plenty to talk about, and Mirror Football covered it all.
Salah heir identified
Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Harvey Elliott can replace Mohamed Salah in the Reds’ attack.
Salah has entered the final 18 months of his contract at Anfield, leading to speculation that he could leave the club if he does not sign a new contract before the end of the season.
The Egypt forward will certainly leave big boots to fill if he leaves, but Carragher believes Elliott could be a ‘ready replacement’.
The former defender explained exactly what it is about Elliott that excites him, comparing the 18-year-old to a number of young players who have previously been promoted at Liverpool.
Mane responds to Diaz .’s challenge
Sadio Mane says Luis Diaz is a ‘fantastic player’ who will ‘do very well for Liverpool’, as he revealed the Colombian winger’s arrival at Anfield.
Diaz joined the club in the January transfer window in a deal that could run up to £50m.
But the striker’s arrival coincides with the Africa Cup of Nations that Mane won with the Senegal international.
The Liverpool forward claims to have watched Diaz play for the Reds on TV and shared his first impressions of the Colombian, who has now been with him a few days after returning to the club.
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