Former Sunderland and West Brom striker, Kevin Phillips, has instructed Liverpool to signal Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka as a potential long-term alternative for Mohamed Salah at Anfield.
Salah is at the moment in contract negotiations with Liverpool and there stays optimism a deal will probably be agreed earlier than his present deal expires in 2023.
Nonetheless, with one eye on the long run, Philips believes Saka may sooner or later be Salah’s successor at Liverpool.
He stated this forward of Liverpool’s Premier League tie with Leicester Metropolis on Thursday.
“I feel he’ll get higher and higher, Saka. He’s nonetheless a younger child, he’s accomplished quite a bit already in his quick profession,” Phillips instructed Soccer Insider.
“Whether or not he can go to Liverpool, if that was to occur, may he emulate what Salah’s accomplished? It could be very, very troublesome for any participant to try this.
“However he definitely has the attributes and qualities that he presumably may be a part of Liverpool and substitute Salah. Let’s not neglect, Salah didn’t tear it up early on at Chelsea.
“For Saka, he’s growing on a regular basis.”