Liverpool exit beckons for Sadio Mane after agent's reveal - pundit
Kevin Campbell fears Sadio Mane could exit Liverpool with the club “prioritising” Mohamed Salah’s contract extension.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker suggested the 30-year-old is expendable following the January signing of Luis Diaz.
Mane is fast approaching the final year of his contract at Anfield.
Speaking to TFM Senegal, as quoted by the Liverpool Echo (31 March), the winger’s agent Bjorn Bezemer revealed talks over a new deal are yet to begin.
Bezemer added that negotiations are likely to start at the end of the current season.
When asked for his assessment of Mane’s future, Campbell told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs: “The club have to prioritise Salah.
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“If Mane was in the form Salah was in, Mane would be the one in talks right now. Salah has been incredible this season. That has to be the priority.
“Mane only has one year left after this season so we will found out soon whether he is going to stay.
“Unfortunately, this is a numbers game. That is the bottom line. You cannot sign everybody. Sometimes you have to let players go.
“Of course they would like to keep them all but they’ve just invested a lot of money in Diaz. There is also players like Harvey Elliott who really needs minutes.
“The way things look, they could survive without Mane. It would be tough to lose him though, huge. He has been amazing for them.”