Liverpool could sign 'amazing' Mohamed Salah replacement from Germany after transfer update - pundit
Alan Hutton has suggested Liverpool could turn to Bayern Munich’s Serge Gnabry as the perfect replacement for Mohamed Salah.
The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 26-year-old would slot straight into Jurgen Klopp’s front three.
As reported by Goal.com (4 April), Gnabry is considering leaving Bayern this summer amid interest from Liverpool, Juventus and Real Madrid.
The winger’s contract with the German giants expires next summer.
However, the two parties are reportedly not close to agreeing a new deal.
With Salah’s long-term future at Anfield also up in the air, Hutton suggested Gnabry could be Liverpool’s “plan B”.
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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “It’s amazing to think Tony Pulis said he wasn’t good enough for West Brom. That’s funny to think about.
“He’s obviously a very talented football player. He’s done really well at Bayern Munich and with one year left, maybe he’s thinking it’s time for a change.
“Of course he would fit into that Liverpool squad no problem. He’s obviously very technical, he understands, he’s had a good upbringing the last few years at Bayern Munich.
“I just like what Liverpool are doing at the moment, who they are looking at recruitment-wise. Younger, hungry players but also they’ve proved it on big stages as well.
“They’re really moving forward. You need a plan A and a plan B. If A doesn’t work, you need to be ready to bring somebody in. If Salah does happen to leave, they’ll need a replacement through the door.
“They’re doing their work behind the scenes at the moment, sounding people out. Who could come in and slot into this formation? He’s definitely one of them.
“We’ve seen it on Champions League nights what he gives and what he can do. It doesn’t surprise me a team like Liverpool are looking at him.”