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Jamie Redknapp insists Liverpool ‘can NOT let Sadio Mane go’ this summer amid Bayern Munich links

Jamie Redknapp and Dion Dublin have urged Liverpool to do the whole lot to maintain Sadio Mane on the membership after he was linked with a summer transfer to Bayern Munich. 

Mane — who scored the profitable aim in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory over Aston Villa on Tuesday evening — is coming into the ultimate year of his contract like Mohamed Salah however, as but, no important discussions have taken place about extending his keep on the membership, which started in June 2016 after he signed from Southampton. 

Reports in Germany emerged on Monday evening claiming that Bayern’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic met Mane’s representatives in Majorca final Friday. 

Sadio Mane (front left) – who scored Liverpool's winning goal in their 2-1 comeback win over Aston Villa on Tuesday – has been linked with a summer move to Bayern Munich

Sadio Mane (entrance left) – who scored Liverpool’s profitable aim of their 2-1 comeback win over Aston Villa on Tuesday – has been linked with a summer transfer to Bayern Munich 

Jamie Redknapp (pictured) insists Mane has 'every single technique you want' in a player

Dion Dublin (pictured) insists Mane's attacking output is 'incredible'

Jamie Redknapp (left) and Dion Dublin (proper) have urged Liverpool to maintain him on the membership

And whereas some sources have insisted that Mane’s title had not been mentioned, with the participant’s company additionally taking care of Bayern ahead Serge Gnabry, Redknapp and Dublin imagine the Reds can not afford to permit him to depart. 

Ahead of Liverpool’s Premier League conflict with Aston Villa on Tuesday, Redknapp mentioned: ‘He [Mane] units the tempo. He has each single method you need, I’ve been so impressed with him.

‘There’s been discuss of Bayern wanting him – you can’t let him go, he is as essential as any of them. Luis [Diaz], [Mohamed] Salah, any of them.’

Former Manchester United and Villa striker Dublin agreed, insisting that the winger’s output is ‘unbelievable’.

Dublin added: ‘His numbers are unbelievable, solely getting higher. Klopp has managed that entrance 4 and 5 amazingly. 

Mane has scored 12 goals since February and took his total to 22 in all competitions on Tuesday

Mane has scored 12 objectives since February and took his whole to 22 in all competitions on Tuesday

Mane has been part of a prolific strikeforce assembled by boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

Mane has been a part of a prolific strikeforce assembled by boss Jurgen Klopp at Anfield

‘It fits him being up entrance (reasonably than left wing). He can put himself in goalscoring positions. Firmino, Jota, they’re nice team-mates to have.’

Mane’s performances for Liverpool this season have been sturdy, notably for the reason that flip of the year. 

He has scored 22 objectives in all competitions – together with Tuesday’s winner at Villa Park – and just lately has thrived in a central placing function, with new signing Luis Diaz excelling on the left.

Diaz’s January arrival was seen as an indication that the Reds had been planning for all times after Mane, and Liverpool have additionally secured the seize of thrilling Fulham teenager Fabio Carvalho, a participant who can play throughout the ahead line. 

The hyperlink to Bayern took Anfield officers fully abruptly. Mane has by no means given any indication that he’s doing something apart from making ready for the 5 video games that might but see Liverpool full a clear sweep of trophies.

Fellow strikers Mohamed Salah (centre) and Roberto Firmino are also out of contract in 2023

Fellow strikers Mohamed Salah (centre) and Roberto Firmino are additionally out of contract in 2023

But the timing of this hyperlink rising is important, as Bayern have traditionally discovered themselves in the course of massive switch tales in April or May which have come to fruition — akin to once they signed Mats Hummels, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski from German rivals Borussia Dortmund.

It has been a comparatively underwhelming season for Bayern. Though they had been topped Bundesliga champions for a tenth year in succession, they had been eradicated early from each the Champions League and the German Cup and recognise the necessity to enhance their squad to be severe contenders once more in Europe. 

Liverpool and Bayern haven’t given any remark in regards to the links however it’s clear there’s important work to be achieved if Mane goes to stay at Anfield for the long run.

His fellow forwards Mo Salah and Roberto Firmino are each in comparable contractual conditions.

Klopp, who signed his personal contract extension just lately, views each Mane and Salah as key gamers for Liverpool’s future. 

Jurgen Klopp (pictured) views each Mane and Salah as key gamers for Liverpool’s future

‘You should ask the boys,’ Klopp replied when requested about their futures earlier this month. 

‘If it is (me signing a brand new deal) is a optimistic signal for the boys, nice, however I do not assume it is going to be decisive.

‘That’s extra of a question for the boys, to be trustworthy. But it is all advantageous, I actually assume they’re each nice. They have extra issues to consider than the administration, but it surely’s an essential factor.

‘I’ve an amazing relationship with each boys.’

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