By Noel Whelan

3rd Jan, 2022 | 8:55am

Liverpool tipped to complete 'perfect' Saka signing after journalist's update - pundit

Liverpool could complete a move for “one of the best wingers in the Premier League” in Bukayo Saka, according to Noel Whelan.

The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 20-year-old is “perfect” for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

According to journalist Ian McGarry, speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast (29 December), Liverpool are mulling over a move for Saka – with the England international said to be “very interested” in the opportunity.

The youngster bagged his latest league goal against Man City on New Year’s Day (1 January), opening the scoring as Arsenal fell 2-1.

The Gunners academy product is out of contract at the Emirates Stadium at the end of the 2023-24 season.

When asked about a potential move for Saka, Whelan told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge: “Absolutely, I can see him at Liverpool.

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“I don’t think it was that long ago that they were trying to tempt him over to Anfield when he was running out of contract at Arsenal.

“We have seen the development in Saka – he’s now one of the best wingers in the Premier League.

“The way he gets on the ball, the way he dictates a game, he’s very much a Liverpool style player.

“However, it seems to be that Mikel Arteta is building something really quite special at Arsenal right now. I’m sure the club won’t want to let him go for any money and show their strength in the market.

“They’ll want to show they’re not a selling club and really continue with this rebuild.”

Liverpool are now 11 points behind league leaders Man City after yesterday’s 2-2 away draw against Chelsea.

Saka has netted seven Arsenal goals in all competitions this term.

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